The Wild Institute’s
Virtual and Hybrid Programs

The Wild Institute’s Virtual Programs

Wild Possibilities for Staying Together While Being Apart

Virtual and hybrid events allow people to tune in and participate in a shared experience from all over the world. Chris’ eye for interaction and engagement, combined with her storytelling and powerful metaphors, lend themselves to dynamic virtual events, driving home the resounding benefits of being Wild at Work, online or in-person.

“Thank you for your presentation today. In addition to your emphasis on ‘Being Wild’ (and in the zone), it was amazing to experience how interactive and connected we could be through a combination of videos, chats, breakout rooms, and more.”

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fits for your team or conference

The Wild Approach Brings Virtual
and Hybrid Meetings to Life

Speaking virtually requires a different skill set than speaking in person. Bringing and sustaining energy and interest takes careful design and awareness. The dictionary definition of remote is ‘having very little connection to or relationship with,’ so Chris is very intentional in artfully building energy and connection that helps bridge the physical distance and bring people together in a shared experience.

How Do You Get and Keep Attention and
Engagement in the Virtual/Hybrid Space?

  • Leaning in to all that is opened up when we meet together directly from our home or offices.
  • Inviting intimacy, welcoming attendees into her living room, as if each of them were sitting on the couch with Chris and Summitt (the rising speaker dog star of the internet)
  • Getting creative with the chat function, keeping everyone engaged with call and response and chat storms, encouraging commentary and questions throughout

  • Telling engaging stories that relate and are on point in their translation back to real life work quandaries
  • Using breakout rooms or other methods for small group conversations that keep people present and open

  • Showing videos of sled dogs or whitewater canoeing that transport the attendees to a place of expansiveness, curiosity, and connection

  • Eliciting word clouds of Wild words to inspire and challenge all of us to be more Wild at Work

  • Acknowledging and marveling at what the virtual platform offers across time zones, eliminating countless miles and hours of travel, allowing us to gather together across vast distances and still feel connected

Remote doesn’t have to mean separate. Virtual Wild events bridge the gap, bringing people closer together, finding ways to deepen connections and tap into Wild possibilities together.

The Feedback Is Overwhelmingly Positive

“If you are seeking an engaging, extraordinary keynote speaker for your event, I highly recommend Chris Heeter. Chris presented a captivating Wild at Work session to our virtual audience. She touched our hearts and made us laugh out loud. Through stories and anecdotes, Chris directly addressed how to manage, and succeed, in leading your pack when faced with every day and unanticipated challenges. Chris was innovative and open in her approach. Don’t pass up an opportunity to work with Chris Heeter. You will be blown away!”

— Cindy F, AGN International

Remote Speaking Options

Wild possibilities for staying connected while being apart