Thursday, April 30, 2020

The virtual meeting or presentation - Intro wasting my time

Recently I have been signing up for virtual events where I have an interest in the topic or the people presenting. Then you get on the call and the person in charge of moderating the call does one of several annoying things.

1. The "we will wait 5 minutes for everyone to join" Sure I am on time but we will wait for those who are late. START ON TIME!
2. Have fluff that is something like "super excited to hear" well so am I, let them speak!
3. Have other content that is on their agenda. You will quickly run me off.
4. Pretend like virtual is the same as in person. Sorry you have to really step up your game.

OK so I am probably a bit on the negative side of things today but if you do not have enough content to fill the time don't waste my time and get to the content and let us out early! Novel thought...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Is it just me or "Write that down!" really annoying from a presenter?

I feel like I am in a Vanwilder movie . If I am attending your training, class or whatever telling me what you find important to "Write Down" is really annoying! To me this is almost condescending? I do know it is most likely not meant in the way but sure feels like it.

Honestly I believe it is another version of Uhm?

Next time don't tell me to write that down. If anything ask me what I wrote down and that is most likely the most impactful content you provided.

What has been happening at the office?

In the office alone and here is what I learned?