Want to build community, accountability, and a space for mutual learning? Create a Marco Polo group! Groups make it possible to reach lots of people at once, with the convenience of connection on your own time.
Your group can serve any purpose. If you’re a coach or educator, you can create a group to teach a course, hold Q&A sessions, or create accountability. If you’re a business leader, you can use groups for status check-ins or team projects. If you’re in a community organization, you can create a group to help members get to know each other face-to-face or keep upcoming events on track. Groups can be moderated or unmoderated, and everyone can chime in and talk to each other.
Depending on your program and level of activity, you may want more or fewer members within a group. If closeness and relationship building is a goal, then groups of 6-10 people strike a nice balance. There are enough people to keep things lively, but the volume of information doesn’t become so overwhelming that people fall behind, get discouraged, or disengage.
If you’re interested in one-to-many information sharing, you can include up to 200 people. In larger groups, you might consider adding a group leader, mentor, or moderator who can help guide or oversee the group.
You can also create a Sharecast, a private space in which you have the ease of communicating to a group without the cross conversations.