CGRS Week 11

Who could believe that this is week 11. I’m happy to report that our guest this week is Robin Rumpf, Stage Manager extraordinaire. She and I will discuss the state of the industry so far and talk a little bit about the stage manager’s role in audience participation. Bookmark this page and we’ll post our discussion video as well as a synopsis for those who are interested in reading the content.

As always, please forward anyone you know who might be interested in this group’s chats to this page or any blog page here so they can use the form to the right to sign up for updates and invites to the Zoom meetings (or whatever platform we’re using that week).

In the meantime here are some links we are discussing, please take a look.


Inspiring words from tech wunderkinder:

Alex Linday’s Office Hours

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_740bLrO-RuGJ59Quk4WZdw


This week’s chat includes a chat about Slido, polling and Q&A application for use via an external application from the meeting platform.
If you’re watching live the audience can vote at www.slido.com using the event code #97978
www.slido.com


OBS Studio Tutorial (Make Your Streams Look Pro) (VIDEO TUTORIAL)
This is the step-by-step I used to create my first attempt at upgrading my Zoom look and feel. I recommend you develop a setup of your own.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2HzbY8E4yQ


Interesting reading:

MICROSOFT ANALYZED DATA ON ITS NEWLY REMOTE WORKFORCE
Our research started from a place of deep empathy for our colleagues and great curiosity about their capacity to adapt. We had few hypotheses but many burning questions, such as:

  • How will employees integrate — and separate — work and home life under the same roof?
  • Will we be able to maintain our relationships and networks without our typical face-to-face connections?
  • Will we collaborate differently in order to get our work done?
  • How will managers support and engage fully remote teams?

https://hbr.org/2020/07/microsoft-analyzed-data-on-its-newly-remote-workforce


HOW TO BE “CRYSTAL CLEAR” OVER ZOOM, SLACK, AND REMOTE COMMUNICATION TOOLS
“The more remote you go, the more lost it becomes.”
Human beings are wired for face-to-face interaction, says Matsumoto, who is director of the Culture and Emotion research lab at San Francisco State University and director of Humintell, a company that trains people to better interpret nonverbal communication.

https://www.inverse.com/innovation/how-to-be-crystal-clear-over-zoom-slack-remote-communication-tools

 


5 Emerging Event Trends to Keep on Your Radar
Our The Future of the Event Industry virtual event attracted 10,000 registrants with deep dives into every facet of events, including health and safety, diversity and inclusion, virtual event technology, and event engagement. Check out these five can’t-miss moments.

https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/5-takeaways-future-of-the-event-industry


5 themes that dominated tech and IoT conferences in Q2 2020
The first round of virtual conferences among the Covid-19 pandemic is behind us. The IoT Analytics team attended 12 virtual conferences during the second quarter of 2020, each with a focus on the enterprise technology stack and each with some relevance for the Internet of Things.

https://iot-analytics.com/5-themes-that-dominated-tech-iot-conferences-in-2020/

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