What makes an effective virtual meeting?
Running an effective meeting online requires a completely different approach to face-to-face conversations. Keeping the following strategies in mind throughout the team training, our Performance Designers can help your organization conduct video calls like a pro.
Choosing the right technology
Finding a suitable platform for all parties is the first step in a successful meeting. It’s also important to consider that the platform you choose for a quick check-in may be different than one for a brainstorming or strategy session. Keep in mind that you’ll want to make sure all attendees have access to the platform and can easily sign on to avoid any delays.
Working on facilitating skills
A virtual meeting is only as good as it’s facilitator. Our Performance Designers can work with your team to get all members feeling comfortable presenting in front of the camera. The way a meeting is conducted will also depend on the participants. We can help walk your team through different scenarios so they're ready for any kind of virtual meeting in the future.
Virtual communication techniques
There’s nothing more frustrating than attending a virtual meeting delayed by constant technical difficulties. Troubleshooting beforehand can help to ensure the meeting stays on track and isn’t deferred by technological disruptions. Our Performance Designers can also teach your team how to effortlessly adapt to potential issues online without disrupting the flow of a meeting.
Guiding the behaviour of attendees
One of the biggest challenges in facilitating a meeting is getting participants involved, but also ensuring that you stay on track and avoid derailing the meeting. This skill can take time to perfect, which is why our Performance Designers can work with your team members to discover the signs a meeting may be misguided and ways they can quickly regain control.