Here’s a quick Zoom tip for when you want to randomly split a big group into pairs:
Send them into breakout rooms!
Let Zoom do the math for you.
If you’ve got a lot of people, making breakout rooms is faster than telling people, “Mary and Sam, you two are a pair, Ernie and Jolene, you two are a pair,” and so on, down the list.
Hat tip to fellow facilitator Lacy Alana for this great hack.
It’s a great example of thinking with a virtual mindset.
Stop thinking, “How can I translate what I used to do into Zoom?”
Instead, look at Zoom as a laboratory!
Or better yet, a playground.
Try things! Push the limits of what’s possible! Break things!
Yes, we all miss being able to gather in-person, but while we’re constrained to virtual meetings, let’s use those constraints as a springboard to creativity.