Have you ever asked a question in a virtual workshop and then just …. *crickets* ?!
Take a moment and imagine you’re starting your session and:
- Your participants show up on time, eager to participate and actively engage in the session
- All cameras are on and the chat is buzzing with excitement when you invite questions and discussion
- When you invite participants to unmute, several people eagerly raise their hands, wanting to be the first to respond and share their thoughts
- Their enthusiasm is infectious and you can feel the energy in the room as everyone prepares to dive into the discussion. You can’t help but feel grateful for the opportunity to facilitate such an engaging and dynamic conversation
How does it feel reading this?
A lot of my sessions look like this now, but that’s not how they started.
I totally remember those awkward moments when I was starting virtual meetings and it felt super uncomfortable. Most people had their cameras off and as soon as I asked a question, the silence was deafening.
All I heard were crickets … 🦗 🦗 🦗
The few people who do had their cameras on were just sitting there, fidgeting, and the longer went goes on, the more awkward it got. It was so frustrating and disappointing when that happened and made me feel like I failed as a facilitator.
And this is what I consistently hear from the leaders in my community:
- “I have a feeling that my participants check emails, pay bills, or even order groceries during my session. How do I make them pay attention?”
- “My participants have exponentially become unresponsive and disengaged on Zoom.”
- “When I send people to the first breakout room I see a sudden drop in numbers!”
- “When I ask questions … I get no response. No raised hands. Nothing in the chat.”
If these comments resonate and you’ve experienced something similar, know that you’re not alone – and it’s something that can be fixed.
For the past few years, I have facilitated workshops and trainings for more than 1,000 trainers, facilitators, educators, and team leaders, teaching them the skills needed to design online experiences that are engaging, inclusive, memorable, and transformative for groups of up to 100 participants.
Now, I’m on a mission to share my secrets with others.
In this Mini Workshop I am sharing the biggest factors that will:
Engage your Participants even if they suffer from Zoom Fatigue
Get close to 100% of attendees to turn ON their video (without begging)
Blow up your chat with “OMG!”, “This was epic!” and other raving testimonials
And yes, all of this works for groups that are complete strangers and without bribes or fancy apps – just using Zoom.
Once you register, you get immediate access to:
PLUS, YOU’LL GET THIS HANDY 20-PAGE PDF GUIDE
Whether you’re leading a small team meeting or a large workshop, in this guide I’ll share 3 simple strategies to make your online workshops and meetings engaging, productive, and most importantly, crickets-free.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR
Founder, ASK DEEP QUESTIONS
Jan Keck has been running public events and online experiences that build trust, empower people to share vulnerable stories, and turn strangers into friends.
His “Connection Cards” have been used on every continent around the globe and helped turn over 70,000 shallow conversations into deep connections.
He is a TEDx Speaker and expert on moving beyond small talk, creating psychological safety for groups, and facilitating vulnerable conversations.
His work has been featured on
What Participants shared about the Workshop
"Immensely informative and practical workshop, Jan, Thank you!"Michelle
"This workshop helped me realize the importance of thoughtful planning. Magical human moments don't happen magically!"Lisa
"I loved Jan's presentation style and took so much from our short time together!"Maria
"This workshop was worth it, just to learn how you can change the waiting room intro and make it more welcoming for participants."Kasia
Here’s everything that’s included:
- 6x Digestible Video Lessons
- Checklists & Resources
- 2x Q&A Recordings
- Bonus PDF Guide
- Access to the Deep Connectors Community