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Level Up Your Virtual Facilitation Studio - January 15th Online Workshop

  • 01/15/2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online using Zoom


Level Up Your Virtual Facilitation Studio - An interactive workshop to help make remote facilitation easier and more professional with simple DIY approaches, top gear recommendations and advanced broadcast software.

About the session...
Good virtual facilitation is 90% your personal presence and 10% hardware... but the hardware is SO fun to talk about! 

If you’re facilitating today with just a simple laptop/webcam combo and wondering how to raise the bar a step or two in your own virtual facilitation studio set-up, you’ll want to be in on this workshop.   Dean Meyers, Muddy Schlegel, and Brian Tarallo will show us a progression from simple ways to add flexibility and DIY studio improvements, to intermediate equipment and gear recommendations that will level up your facilitation, to advanced digital broadcast software and workflows that will add some major WOW to your online events.

Join us to geek out about different options for lighting, displays, whiteboards, green screens, tablets, webcams, headphones, microphones, flip charts and different ways to use your studio. They will also answer your toughest questions about the best gear to help you show up as your best facilitator self. 

Learning Objectives
In this session, participants will:

  • Understand different aspects and recommended progression of digital studio use cases, equipment and workflow help you take your virtual facilitation to the next level;

  • Be encouraged to take some easy next steps while at the same time feel more confident about which longer-term investments to make to improve your digital studio; and,

  • Learn some hand-on steps and practical skills to make it easier to run a professional facilitation session remotely.        


Dean Meyers, VizWorld -- Dean facilitates, coaches, and trains business people, technologists, and executives with design thinking/visual thinking methods in strategic scenario planning, innovation applied to business transformation (from IT to marketing), enriching HR capabilities through cross-functional team building, improved communication by design, skills building for personal growth in the workplace, and the application of VR/AR/MR for training and learning.

Dean is a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator and former CTO and board member of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners. To share his enthusiasm and belief in the power of applying visual thinking to improve the quality of individual and business intelligence, communication and decision-making abilities, he publishes the online news and community media outlet,

Muddy Schlegel, Whiteboard Academy -- Mike “Muddy” Schlegel, who most people know simply as MUDDY, is a graphic facilitator based in Raleigh, North Carolina.  He is on a mission to help others unlock awesome through visual thinking. In addition to facilitation and graphic recording, Muddy brings a wealth of technology skills and expertise to the project he works on to enhance and engage collaboration. Muddy’s approach is to apply the best interactive technology tools that will assist and enhance collaboration without the technology getting in the way.

Brian Tarallo, Lizard Brain Solutions
-- Brian Tarallo got started in virtual facilitation in 2016 after a vehicle fire on the GW Parkway made him miss a job downtown. He has since delivered workshops on virtual facilitation to hundreds of participants in universities, companies, associations, and MAFN! In addition to his "Virtual Facilitation Workshop," he also trains "Facilitating Virtual Collaboration" on behalf of the Grove Consultants. He is the author of the book, "Surviving the Horror of Online Meetings," available on Amazon in early 2021.


  • No refunds or credits for registration cancellations.
  • Registration closes at midnight the day before the workshop.
  • Registered participants will receive instructions for joining the live session and any additional details 1 day in advance and the morning of the event. Please be sure to look for the link in your email.
  • Workshops begin promptly at 12:00PM EST.  Please log on at least 15 minutes in advance to ensure your internet connections, audio and other settings are functioning properly.
  • MAFN Members have access to all online workshop recordings via the MAFN website.
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