What It Takes to Run a Great Virtual Meeting
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Practice looking into your camera during video conferences when you speak, even for brief moments.
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Strong voices convey authority, credibility, and confidence.
Using a loud voice will also keep you from mumbling and from speaking too quickly due to the amount of breath required.
Make sure you have time before the meeting to pick your location and put your head fully in frame.
In a video conference, your head and the top of your shoulders should dominate the screen. Also, be mindful of your background. Distracting elements will pull attention away from you.
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Pick your favorite kind of multi-colored candy. Next, pass around the bowl. Once the bowl of candy has been passed around, each person has to answer a question for each color they take. ...
Start by asking each person to come up with two facts about themselves and one believable fib. Next, everyone shares their three statements and the group votes or discusses their guess for the lie.
This icebreaker is a great way to get to know each other and to have some laughs along the way.
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Collaborative workshops in a conference room where bright minds work shoulder-to-shoulder is an effective way to foster innovative ideas and forging intangible connections.
Workshops are ‘co-creation’ time with people who have varied disciplines, backgrounds, and perspectives.
To make these people show up, we need to make the invitations intriguing and something that provides value to the participant. It helps to send the invitations in advance, with follow-ups.
Video Conferencing is a must-have for a remote workshop, while chat tools are not effective. In case there is any audio or video problem, phone in and take everyone into a conference call with your phone.
Collaborative tools: The whiteboards, sharpies, and post-it-notes can be replicated virtually with software like Invision Freehand for example.
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There is ongoing turbulence in the workplace due to the uncertainties provided by the new virus, resulting in a whole lot of people working from home. Normally the work-from-home policies are esta...
Even high-performing employees can face a decline in job performance and engagement when working remotely. This can be due to:
A few specific, research-backed steps that can be taken to improve the engagement and productivity of remote employees:
Video Calling is being used for studying, dating, talking to your parents and for work purposes, leading to a new kind of exhaustion of doing everything from your laptop or smartphone screen. Add to this our being confined in a tiny space (like a room) most of the time.
If video calling and catching up with friends was a relaxing activity, where you can just be yourself, you would not feel fatigued.
What we have here is an added pressure to perform virtually among so many other participants, each vying for attention and validation.
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Steve Jobs insisted that all the items on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened.
Public accountability works, beca...
Why the productive conversations in a meeting seemingly go nowhere:
After and in between meetings, quickly send out clear and concise meeting notes and follow up on the commitments made.
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Normally managers put an emphasis on having a written meeting agenda prior to a meeting.
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By having a question-based approach as opposed to topics, participants begin to think and act differently, marching towards the true intent of the being together, with intention.
Agenda questions can be molded to be like goals for the employees, to get them on their feet, energizing them and focusing their attention.
Group goals promote group performance, and specific goals are much better than vague goals. The meeting questions, formed as goals, need to be challenging but not outlandish.
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Medical services are always going to be at high demand, no matter the area or the circumstances. One way to ensure that people have faster access to medical services, especially in times of crisis,...
Among the most known telehealth services:
Among the benefits of the telehealth:
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....is the most important component for conducting more effective meetings.
It establishes the parameters, organizes the terms of reference and tells everybody in the room w...
During a meeting, do not penalize the people who were there on time by waiting for others who are late.
Assume that the latecomer is not coming at all and get right on with the meeting.
During meetings, it’s very important to get input from everybody, not only from those eager to contribute but even from those who are shyer and less likely to speak up.
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