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Engaging Virtual Backgrounds

Engaging Virtual Backgrounds

We've been sharing heaps of content recently on our YouTube Channel about how to make virtual engagement easy. By popular demand, we created a handful of virtual backgrounds for Zoom that you can use to prompt meaningful conversations and connection before content in...

Connection vs. Belonging vs. Trust

Connection vs. Belonging vs. Trust

What's the difference? How are these showing up for you at work—and life? Connection: happens when people are seen, heard, and understood for exactly who they are (and for who they are not) Belonging: is when people are accepted for who they are (and for who they are...

3 Super Useful Hidden Features on Zoom

3 Super Useful Hidden Features on Zoom

Here are 3 hidden features to help make connection really easy over Zoom. They are hidden because they are not necessarily right on the main menu but they're awfully useful. 1) How to share music directly through somebody’s speakers If you want to create a little bit...

4 Interactive Exercises for Online Meetings

4 Interactive Exercises for Online Meetings

The article below was originally published by our good friend, Mark Collard, who is the founder of playmeo.com, the world's largest database of group exercises to engage and connect.  We are sharing here with his permission as it is a fitting time to consider multiple...

How Communication Impacts the Bottom Line

How Communication Impacts the Bottom Line

This mini-article is an excerpt from our brand new Second Edition book, Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter. There are dozens of these scattered throughout the book in little "conversation bubble callouts." If you like this one idea, we trust...

Curiosity Enhances Your Brain’s Memory

Curiosity Enhances Your Brain’s Memory

This mini-article is an excerpt from our brand new Second Edition book, Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter. There are dozens of these scattered throughout the book in little "conversation bubble callouts." If you like this one idea, we trust...

Empathy Training Increases Test Scores

Empathy Training Increases Test Scores

This mini-article is an excerpt from our brand new Second Edition book, Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter. There are dozens of these scattered throughout the book in little "conversation bubble callouts." If you like this one idea, we trust...

Questions Can Cue Action

Questions Can Cue Action

This mini-article is an excerpt from our brand new Second Edition book, Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter. There are dozens of these scattered throughout the book in little "conversation bubble callouts." If you like this one idea, we trust...

Clear Intentions Promote Clear Communication

Clear Intentions Promote Clear Communication

This mini-article is an excerpt from our brand new Second Edition book, Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter. There are dozens of these scattered throughout the book in little "conversation bubble callouts." If you like this one idea, we trust...

Finding from Google’s Quest to Build the Perfect Team

Finding from Google’s Quest to Build the Perfect Team

This mini-article is an excerpt from our brand new Second Edition book, Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter. There are dozens of these scattered throughout the book in little "conversation bubble callouts." If you like this one idea, we trust...

Purpose vs. Intention

Purpose vs. Intention

What is your purpose—or intention? Purpose is a huge question. I like breaking purpose down into smaller, bite-sized chunks called "intentions." The latin root of this word is "intentio" which translates best as "stretching." I love this because I think a really great...

Two Words to Promote Equity and Inclusion

Two Words to Promote Equity and Inclusion

October 14, 2019BlogEquity and inclusion are essential ingredients for creating a culture of connection, belonging, and trust.  My favorite way to weave a more inclusive and empathetic mindset into your language and actions is to add “for me” to the end of your...

One of the Best Group Exercises

One of the Best Group Exercises

Looking for the best group icebreaker, conversation starter, or end-of-the-day debrief conversation? Our current favorite conversational exercise is breaking off into smaller groups to share Highlights, Lowlights, and Insights. From the day, the week, or even the...

Two Confusing Stats on the Future of Education

Two Confusing Stats on the Future of Education

Recently, Google for Education published a Global Report on the Future of the Classroom. I wanted to share two notable highlights from the report that we think will continue to drastically impact both educators and leaders within organizations. Many of the findings of...

9 Ways to Connect to Your Customers

9 Ways to Connect to Your Customers

The #Distance crew just had a virtual table ft. Scott Stein! So, so many nuggets and gems came from each of us peppering him with questions. Here are my "9 Nuggets from Faraway Distant Lands." Thought it may be useful to have my takeaways typed up and shared here for...

Gift of Connection

Gift of Connection

Lately, we have had several people reach out to us interested in custom labeling/branding We! Connect Cards or We! Engage Cards. Folks have wanted to use them as unique, memorable, and meaningful client gifts, employee gifts, and tools to foster a connection culture...

Downloadable Conversation Menu

Downloadable Conversation Menu

What is one of the most meaningful gifts you have received? For some it might be a "thing" and for others it might be an "experience." We try to combine the two when we design our tools. Below is a free, downloadable gift to say thanks for being an awesome follower,...

How to Deal with a Reluctant Audience

How to Deal with a Reluctant Audience

How do you deal with a reluctant audience? A group may be reluctant because they are tired at the end of the day. Set in their ways. Overworked and underpaid. They may have been “volun-told” to attend your program or meeting. Whatever the reason is, some individuals...