Online meetings help team members across geographic regions get to know one another and increase the chances everyone will work better together. In our profile of iMeet, the virtual meeting tool, its structure and format improves communications for these types of meetings with colleagues and business partners. To run effective online meetings, Dale Carnegie Training offers tips that never grow old.
1. Prepare an agenda.Sometimes it's tempting to just throw a meeting together. Suppose your participants are busy and you need some feedback on important business decisions. It's even more important to put it in writing.
2. Send out invitations.
For business people, the formality of invitations gives everyone a reminder to add the invitation to the calendar and be prepared as the meeting comes up.
3. Give time for speakers.Giving adequate time for each speaker in your online meeting can make the difference of a successful meeting or not.
4. Encourage communication among participants.
Posing questions to team members or business partners encourages people to contribute to the meeting.
5. Use technology tools to create an enjoyable meeting experience.
Online meetings can be lively through dynamics of the group. Using technology tools, like sharing files, pictures, audio, and video will help create a more entertaining online meeting.
Creating effective online meetings will improve communications with others. It's a better online experience for everyone.