The most fascinating questions and juicy bits of useful insights come in the last 10 minutes of the web conference meeting. The feelings come out and the questions that each has politely held back start boiling over. This is the moment where many on the call may think, Wouldn’t it be great to get this conversation going sooner? And can we take this to the bar and continue?
Then it hits us and hurts us again, we are not in person and the bars are closed.
Still, the number one comment coming out at the end of nearly all of the calls that marched across my days this week was this:
Forever the journalist, I listen by taking notes in a daily journal and sometimes I close my eyes to listen deeper, to what the person may be struggling to get out.
When looking at pages of notes from the week, what appeared as fascinating and useful were the comments and questions that sounded the same. Even though each call and topic was entirely different, most were about how the credentialing industry leaders and others just like you are feeling flummoxed.
The top 10 gems from all conversations this week may validate your current situation. It would be great if you had something to say about each of these. We’ll say how that might happen, too.
What do you think about a call on Friday that has only one agenda item? We could call it Feel Good Friday: What Do You Crave? Specifically, everyone gets to speak up and say what kind of information they are craving from everyone on the call–mostly colleagues in credentialing and professional development.
Turning on your camera is optional. Most of us would love to see faces. A lot of us need a haircut, badly, and don’t want to scare you. Go with what gets you into the conversation. Your voice and feelings are what we crave to experience.
Feel free to jump in anytime and say what you think a Feel Good Friday “open mic” chat ought to include and do for you.
I’m willing to host such a call, but you have to send a note to me at Georgia@Communicators.com and say you would show up, with your great question for everyone.
I know you have great questions because that’s what I’m hearing at the end of every organized call. I’m hearing the juicy, honest questions—the ones behind the safe questions.