Firstly I hope everyone is healthy and safe. Glad to see such a great place to come to where there are so many fellow presales folks.
As most of us still work remotely, we find innovative ways to keep us as an SE community and team, engaged and motivated. Before this "New Norm" happened, I used the end of Friday's to give the team some down time and came up with the concept of "Freedom Friday". What the intention was for this end of week session was to
Improve presentation skills using what we call tell-show-tell
Be confident presenting
Learn about timing
Learn a bit more about our colleagues
We used "wheel of choice" to choose a general topic you talk about for 2 mins (Kind of like toastmasters). This has also carried on to our working from home environment and doing virtual knowledge sharing which each SE prepares and delivers and those sessions tend to be more generic with a hint of work/product related knowledge. It provides the end of the week release mechanism especially after and end of a tough quarter.
I am interested to hear what others do to motivate their teams especially in these strange times