Do you want to get better at working with people remotely? Are you struggling to assert the full weight of your professional experience during glitchy video chats? Are you finding it awkward to deliver a service since you had to move online? Do you know what gear to buy or the best software to use?

Don’t worry, it’s not you. This stuff is complicated, it’s difficult and it’s still very new. We think we can make your life easier so you can not only survive, but thrive online.

We’d love to hear a bit about your world.

Recent Episodes

  • Episode 10. Ice breakers for online workshops
    Today we’re going to talk about icebreakers for online workshops. “Aren’t ice breakers just awful and they suck? Aren’t they just lame and creepy?”. No. Well, it really depends on what you’re trying to do.
  • Episode 9. Video conferencing: Consumer vs Enterprise tools
    Consumer tools are often better than enterprise tools, but can we use them at work? At the start of the pandemic things got a lot looser with what you were allowed to use at work and slowly the screws got tightened again. How can we keep our nice things?
  • Episode 8. How to run smart live events with Digital Skills Education
    Craig Steele and Daniel Devine take us behind the scenes of Digital Skills Education. They run sophisticated online workshops for schools and businesses, on relatively advanced technical subjects like AI and cyber security. Find out how they minimise risks when running highly engaging live interactive event, keeping everything running smoothly and on-schedule.
  • Episode 7. Overcoming Mediocrity with David Paskin
    Today we are joined by Rabbi David Paskin, aka Torah Tech Guy, “helping people use great tech to share and create great Torah”. Together we begin to answer a simple question: “How do we create digital experiences that aren’t terrible and boring?”
  • Episode 6. How to get comfortable presenting online
    There’s a lot to think about when presenting but doing it online presents a different set of problems. How do we prepare and practice, and what equipment do we use when presenting online?
  • Episode 5. What is streaming?
    Live streaming technology has been around for a long time but it gained a new lease of life when it was adopted by gamers on platforms like Twitch. Michael’s done a lot of streaming but Ivanka, not so much. This episode is an exploration of the features and motivations behind the weird wild west that is the world of live streaming.
  • Episode 4. Video Call Etiquette
    Tech moves so quickly that it’s hard for social conventions to keep up. What constitutes “good manners” online? We’ve rounded up some of the best ideas we’ve heard about.
  • Episode 3. Bring out who you really are with live video – Interview with Olu Sobanjo
    Olu Sobanjo does YouTube and video training as Story Sellers Consulting helping people attract their ideal clients, build trust and sell more. We had a warm and enjoyable conversation about building confidence on camera, recording live video and telling great stories.
  • Episode 2. How to start a user research interview
    Doing user research means talking to people you have never met before. Starting those conversations can be hard and it can be especially hard if you are not talking in person. Here are some things you can do to make that a more comfortable experience.
  • Episode 1. Can you see my screen?
    Working over remote video means we face many new problems in human interaction. The invisibility of the audience – the quasi-intimacy of a group call, the difficulty of blending in, the loss of social norms experienced by going online. In this introductory episode we get our bearings, find our feet and set the stage for things to come.