1. Mute your microphone if you're not speaking
Muting your microphone if you’re not speaking really helps our virtual workshops to run more smoothly and to ensure everyone is able to hear clearly.
This is because even if you’re not speaking and your microphone is on, background noise such as smaller brothers and sisters, and pets, can make listening to the facilitators hard.
So, if you’re not sharing your ideas with the group, we ask that you mute your microphone.
2. Leave a little gap at the end of each sentence
If you’re speaking to the group, try and leave a little gap at the end of each sentence.
This helps to make you easier to understand for people on slower Internet connections, and gives people a chance to ask questions too.
3. Get set up early
Get your laptop, phone or computer turned on and ready to go 5 minutes or so before the workshop starts. This means you can hopefully fix any issues with your video camera or microphone before the activities start.
This should mean that we can start the LEGO activities on time, and make the most of our hour!