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Lead more productive meetings

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Lead more productive meetings

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Introduce workshop participants to one another

Warm up your team members and set the tone for a great meeting.

Use warm-ups to introduce your clients, teammates, and customers to MURAL
Identify what type of warm-up is best for your workshop or session
Facilitate your warm-up effectively to keep your participants interested and engaged

The name of the game with warm-ups is comfort. Well facilitated warm-ups will not only get members comfortable with your canvas, but with one another.  In this webinar, you’ll learn how to identify the best type of warm-up to suit the size and complexity of your meeting, how to mold and modify a given warm-up to your digital workspace, and how to use this exercise to get your members as comfortable interacting with MURAL as possible. Mark, Hailey, and Stefan model two examples, both with a template and a blank canvas, to ensure your warm-up is set up for success.

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Boost energy in online meetings

Using energizers in your online meetings to keep your team engaged during a virtual meeting.

Use energizers in a fun and engaging way
Apply important functions in a mural such as the timer, voting, and icon features
Facilitate a fun energizer that will allow your team to interact and learn more about one another

Nothing is worse than a meeting going south due to lack of energy. Whether your meeting is held first thing in the morning, or right after lunch, a proper energizer can be key to keeping your team engaged and productive. This webinar shows you why an energizer is important, how to incorporate some of the most common features used in a mural, and models examples to get you started. The team models energizers such as “Would You Rather,” “Magic Beanstalks,” and “Draw your Neighbor,” each of which are designed to get your team up and getting to know each other.

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Share outputs from meetings and workshops

Creating a digital leave behind to share next steps and key takeaways.

Summarize information from a workshop you’ve attended
Create a mural to summarize information you’ve learned
Apply this information into actionable items that your team can work on

Nothing is worse than attending a workshop or conference and having nothing to show for it in the end. Workdays are busier than ever and it’s easy to forget the lessons you’ve learned once normal workflow starts up again. In this webinar, the team discusses the necessary ingredients to create a successful digital leave behind in MURAL. They’ll model different templates using pictures, screenshots, and mind mapping elements to show you how to capture key pieces of information from your workshop to take back to your team. You’ll never suffer from workshop amnesia again!

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Create strong team alignment throughout the design process

Develop the right product with your team using this proven methodology.

Analyze what your Lean Inception template needs
Utilize the Lean Inception model in MURAL to work across departments
Create a template that works best for your project and will keep your teams aligned together

Working together remotely is not without its challenges, especially if you’re used to working collaboratively with your team. In this webinar, the team takes you through a model for a template used in a Lean Inception workshop. Unlike Design Sprints, Lean Inception is designed to have your team work across departments and determine your Minimum Viable Product. What is the minimum you need to design to solve your problem? You’ll learn valuable tips on how you can design your own template and gain a better understanding of this unique style of workshopping.

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Connect concepts with lines and arrows

Build flowcharts and diagrams together in a mural.

Add lines and connectors with a toolbar
Change the properties of lines
Link lines to sticky notes

Why use lines and connectors?

Your team needs to discuss a process or build a journey map. MURAL is the space for your team to collaborate and co-create these diagrams together. You can connect content in the mural to demonstrate the movement and flow through these processes. Our diagramming capabilities allow you to quickly build out flows as you work in real time.

Add lines and connectors

You can add lines and connectors in two ways: the toolbar or with keyboard shortcuts. To add lines and connectors from the toolbar:

  1. In the left toolbar, click the shapes and connectors icon. This opens the options menu.
  2. Select the line or connector you want to add to your diagram.
  3. To connect the line to an object, click one end and drag it to the edge of the object. The line will “magnetize” to your object.
  4. Complete the connection to your second object by clicking and dragging to the second object. Now, these two objects are connected with the line or arrow.

To add lines and connectors with shortcuts:

  1. Hover your cursor over the object you want to connect. 
  2. Hold the C key on your keyboard. Then, click and drag your cursor to the second object you want to connect. The line or connector will snap the two objects together.

Quickly add the same shape to a diagram 

When you add a line or arrow using the “C” shortcut, the suggestion popup now allows you to add the same object as the first choice. It will have the same color, border, and text formatting and size as the previous object.

Formatting lines and arrows

Once you create your lines and connectors, use the formatting menu to change the width, line type, color, and style. Connectors can also be formatted to be straight or curved. Access the formatting menu for the line by selecting the line in the mural.

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Hello there, I'm Hailey Temple and you have ideas to connect in MURAL. So, let me show you how you can use lines and connectors to make that happen. One way to add lines and arrows is the toolbar. So this second icon on the toolbar has a menu that you can click to get a straight line, a straight arrow or a curved arrow. Let's take this straight line, click and drag it to my work here. And now it's connected with this sticky note. Let's say I want to connect it to this neck sticky note. What I'll do is hold down this arrow, drag it over to the sticky note. And now I have two concepts connected together. That's awesome. Let's say I wanted to Use a shortcut, things can work way faster, right? So if I hold down the C key, I get this cursor. And now I can click and drag an arrow, and another and another until I've connected all of my ideas. So no matter where I move these sticky notes, everything will still be connected. Let's say you wanted to change the color of the arrow to a dotted arrow, change direction, change thickness, or change the type of arrow. All of that is possible in mural. So use these lines, arrows connectors to get your work done, and happy collaborating.