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Listening Circles on the Downtown Mall
As QiqoChat’s founder, I’m quite interested in helping people collaborate. We sometimes forget that the foundation for collaboration is listening. Living in Charlottesville with all the recent violence between the Alt-Right protesters and opposing counter-protesters, I thought it would be helpful to create space for people to sit down and patiently & respectfully listen to…
Paying Qiqo and Getting Paid by Qiqo
Sign up as an affiliate member, and get paid for helping to spread the word about Qiqo. For any Qiqo circles you administer, you can choose whether your circle is free for participants or not. Here are your options: Option 1: You pay for your members (1 cent/min per participant for the live events and other tools are free), or…
How It Starts
Here’s a charming yet provocative poem that I saw recently: It always starts like this. It always starts with someone like you. And you’ve got your idea. And you’re wondering what to do next. This is the way it happens. -Anonymous It speaks for itself, yet it speaks to each of us differently. Working on…
Email Notifications on Qiqo
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Live Events on Qiqo
Our goal is to make it easy enough for people to join a live event on Qiqo without having to read any special instructions. Sometimes people want instructions and sometimes instructions just make a task more complicated. If your members need instructions, here are some simple ones below. Remember to replace “[insert your event link…
Qiqo + Slack for Assocations
Ok, so what’s the news? We are opening a space on a tool called Slack for members of the association community. If you haven’t received an invitation, please fill out this simple Google Form. Why is this important? Slack has the potential to be a very disruptive force for associations when they are setting up their own…
Planning for an Online Community
When helping a client plan for an online community, we always recommend starting with the outcomes they’d like to achieve, and then we help them choose the smallest toolset which makes those outcomes possible. Here are some questions that might be helpful during the planning process: Are you looking to build a sustained online community or are you looking to get…
Rhythm, Critical Mass, and a Ladder of Engagement
In this post, we’ll weave together the following concepts to help you create a vibrant network of collaborators: A ladder of engagement is a way to think about how your members can move from simple ways to engage at the beginning to more valuable ways over time. A regular group rhythm helps members know what to expect and…
The Online Facilitation Unconference
For the past few years, we’ve attended the Online Facilitation Unconference. This year it’s happening from October 22-24 and it is already drawing dozens of dialogue practitioners from North America, Europe, and Asia. The conference is organized by Intellitics Inc, makers of the nifty Zilino platform for online dialogue. The best part of an online unconference…
A Spectrum of Community Activities
Digital Habitats by Wenger, White, and Smith is a tremendous resource for those who are cultivating communities of practice. One of the key lessons is that it is necessary to provide a variety of ways for your members to interact, so that those who have little time can participate and those who have more time…
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