working remotely

Surprising lessons we’ve learned about working remotely

Some day, we’ll be telling future generations how 2020 was the year when working from home was necessary to adapt and keep business going during the global pandemic.  Imagine our “back in my day” stories about how previous to COVID, it was unthinkable that folks in some careers or industries could or would be working […]

engaging zoom meeting

How to start an engaging Zoom meeting

Capturing the attention of an audience has been the work of storytellers, writers, and orators forever and a day. Narrative hooks can range from dramatic to hilarious stories, startling stats or relatable secrets. Songwriters and musicians use music hooks — memorable lyrics or melodies — to catch the ear of the listener.  Why? If you […]

online meetings

Keeping your team engaged during online meetings

But how do you know who is engaged in online meetings? Many of us have been using remote meetings for some time, while others have had to quickly ramp up in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  As we discussed the other day, there are essential tools that help you facilitate remote meetings. But how do […]

remote meetings

The essential tools for facilitating remote meetings

If the COVID-19 crisis has thrown you into working with some or all staff online, we’ve got some ideas to help you quickly adapt and improve your productivity.  At Padraig, we have a team spanning four time zones and we frequently work remotely with clients. As we discussed briefly in our 9 necessary tips for […]