Start with your press release
Amazon does this neat little trick I really appreciate. They start the development of new products by writing the press release first. How clever! It is even a great way to experiment with product validation. If a certain metric is hit, it actually gets developed. And you'll likely have your
How Lean experimentation is just a sexier approach to modern science
I've been working on innovation for a while now. At VEON, as freelancer, as startup founder and as coach for Innoleaps. And all that time I've felt that to innovate is to setup an academic research project. Like writing a thesis. In the past few months, I hear more people
Tips for successful remote meetings: How to Be a Productive Participant
Have you ever been in one of those meetings which feels as though it could have happened without you, or one where you felt you didn't get the opportunity to contribute much?It’s time to say goodbye to such frivolous meetings wherein you don’t get the opportunity to contribute anything meaningful.
How COVID-19 can act as an icebreaker for remote meetings
Most of us are having a tough time adjusting to the COVID-19 crisis as we are facing challenges in this new way of working and probably lack proper infrastructure to work effectively.This post is #1 in a series on “Tips for successful remote meetings”, brought to you by Rate My Meeting.
Tips for successful remote meetings: How to have a smooth online meeting
Remote meetings through video conferencing between businesses have become much more commonplace due to the advances in technology. While setting up a video conference, it is imperative to double check that you have all the right equipment which facilitates a smooth and untroubled online meeting.
Why you need to appreciate teammates and how to express your gratitude
With all the tips and tricks that we use every day to improve our online meetings, it's very easy to lose sight of how important the simple things, like really listening and remembering to say thank you are. These are the things that keep us going.
Problem-Solution versus Product-Market fit
We have long studied the world of business from a corporate lens. But the startup world is making us all dream. How can we be like them? How can we become agile, fast to market and innovative? Lovely question! Now don't mistake taking inspiration from startups from actually running a
6 Online Meeting Fundamentals - #6: Effective Body Language is crucial!
We communicate more in virtual meetings. To communicate effectively, body language matters. Vocal tone, eye contact and appropriate gestures all increase our ability to connect with clients or colleagues, build or reinforce trust, and communicate most effectively.
6 Online Coaching Skills #6: Why is it important to provide the 'Next Steps' at the end
Clarifying the 'next steps' is crucial for a good quality coaching lesson: it allows you to get rid of any misconception that any participant might yet have. In addition to this, you are entitled to the 'trustworthiness' by the participants
6 Online Leadership Skills #1: How to Master clear Meeting Objectives
Rule number one of any productive meeting is that it has a clear purpose. Make sure everyone in attendance at your virtual meeting knows what the objective is before the meeting starts and understands what needs addressed and accomplished during your time together.
6 Online Coaching Skills #5: How to give team members coaching theories that make a difference
Readers, welcome back! As I talked about how I will be introducing you to the Coaching Skills for online meetings we follow at Rate My Meeting, in the first post, I talked about how one should gain mutual Trust and Respect, in the second post I talked about 4-points checklist
5 ideas for great meeting materials
Remote Meetings need to be effective and material for your meeting needs to be spot-on. A large part of what makes a meeting successful occurs in the preparation phase. Remote meetings require a lot of upfront preparation. Preparation can make or break your important meeting.