Today, business meetings take place virtually using a variety of media, including videoconferencing, mobile apps, communication software like Slack, and other platforms. Many organizations have even adopted a fully distributed model. So, it’s no surprise that virtual meetings will continue to rise. Virtual meetings reduce the cost of travel and add more convenience, yet they also present significant challenges to you, the meeting facilitator.
You must still find ways to engage your group. You need to minimize distraction and dysfunction, while preventing hiccups that occur with technology. This is all while not being in the same room as your participants. It’s tricky, but we have identified several tips to help you along the way. Apply these 14 tips to help you plan, begin, and execute your virtual meetings.
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- The Effective Facilitator: Virtual Edition – Ideal for you if you frequently lead complex, large-group sessions
- Facilitating Masterful Meetings: Virtual Edition – Ideal for you if you frequently lead small-group meetings
- The Effective Facilitator: Virtual Link – Designed for you if you already completed (or plan to complete) The Effective Facilitator
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