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The BIG 5 for Remote Workshops

With this quick guide you can bring complex projects safely to the finish line, even digitally!

1. preparedness

Create a holistic experience and turn participants into explorers

Preparation is key when it comes to Remote Workshops. Create a playground to explore. Let your creativity run free and use images, texts, graphics and other multimedia elements such as model canvas or animated images (GIFs). What workshop materials have you used in physical space so far? Translate this into digital space! Use this to create tangible contexts in order to enable a differentiated examination of the topic.

2. storytelling

With the help of a coherent and effective story, lead

Lead the participants to an overall goal. First give an overview of all workshop topics and then go into depth step by step. Introduce all necessary components and interaction media to achieve this goal together. Keep the necessary flexibility to skip or bring forward chapters if the course of the story should change.

3. playfullness

Use fun and games to keep everyone on the ball

At the beginning and during the workshop, small group games help to encourage participants to actively participate. Give them the time to get to know the tools and interfaces used and use small games to loosen up the group. During the workshop, you should also make sure to let all participants have their say and consciously address them by name.

Our favorite break-up game:

Worldmap Destination

Pin your name on a world map to where you've always wanted to go. Explain what makes this place so special to you. (Collaboration tool required)

4. team strategy

Coordinate group work and set appropriate time slots

Organization and timing determine how efficiently information is transmitted to the workshop participants. Our experience has shown that remote workshops allow highly concentrated work, but for a limited time. For extensive tasks that require a high level of participation, a small group size should be maintained. Group results can then be summarized in plenary sessions and presented to the remaining participants.

We recommend the following sizes:

Workshop duration: 1,5h [Max. 2 hours].

Group size (without moderators): 3-5 persons [Max. 7].

Facilitators per workshop: min. 2 persons

[1xmoderation & 1xvisual theme capture]

5. quality tool box

Be a pioneer and provide tools that enable close and human collaboration

Set a standard here that enables dynamic collaboration. It is important that participants can perceive you and each other in a quality that is close and good. Accordingly, a stable Internet connection as well as good sound and video quality is enormously important. Especially with the sound quality you should not save money, because the voice of the moderator is the primary guidance medium. Last but not least, you should have a suitable digital collaboration tool.

Our favorite tools for digital collaboration are:


+ Good templates for project work

+ Intuitive interface

+ Presentation support

+ Modern appealing look


+ Quick and easy to use

+ Extensive image library

+ Good moderation tools

+ Retro look

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