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We Surveyed 100+ Zoom Breakout Users – Want To Know Their Top Frustrations?

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We recently reached out to friends and facilitators who use zoom breakouts and asked them a couple open-ended questions:

  • What do you like/dislike about zoom breakouts?
  • What are your biggest frustrations, what do you find lacking about them (as either a host and/or participant)?

We received 100+ survey responses (and counting- folks are still sharing their input if you’d be so kind?)- many of them in great, lengthy detail. Ready to see what everyone said? 

Here are the most frustrating things about zoom breakouts:

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Virtual Onboarding: 5 Tips for Onboarding New Employees in the #NewNormal

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Gone are the days of office tours and meet-and-greets – in is the age of remote working, and all the things that used to go into onboarding have moved to the virtual space as well. And as anyone who’s ever onboarded a new employee knows, this doesn’t make things any easier.

First-day jitters, social anxiety, and being thrust into a new environment make transitioning to a new job difficult enough for any new employee, and bringing things to a virtual space makes things even more complicated, challenging, stressful.Virtual Onboarding can be challenging for new hires

Thankfully, there are some things that you can do (and tools that you can use) to help make virtual onboarding for new employees much easier, more similar to old normal, in-person onboarding.

And with that, here are 5 tips for virtual onboarding in the #newnormal…

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How to Increase Participation + Reach for Virtual Events

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Virtual events were infrequent before the COVID-19 pandemic reshaped the world. Now, they’re everywhere. This transition has been hard for some businesses. Trying to engage participants virtually is not the same as it was with in-person events. Luckily, a virtual event can have the same excitement and reach as the ones before the coronavirus — with the right tools and tips, that is.

The Challenges of Engaging Online

As you’ve likely discovered, business events take on new challenges in the digital world. Something as basic as spreading the word looks different — the announcement must have a link to a platform where you’ll host the event. Bigger aspects, too, like question-and-answer sessions, are now changing.

The reality, however, is that this transition to the digital world is necessary. Until a vaccine or cure comes along, people around the world will be social distancing, wearing masks, and finding alternatives to in-person gatherings. And with virtual events, getting people to stay focused is critical.

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