During this public health crisis, most business activities have shifted to the virtual realm. Are we making the best use of technology in our meetings? Have you ever been captive in a virtual meeting that drags on seemingly forever? Have you ever experienced a meeting where no one was engaged? Are people multi-tasking during the meeting rather than giving it their full attention? Are people confused by the technology? These virtual meeting patterns are common. They lead to frustration, inefficiency and lost opportunities.
The good news is that there are skills and tools that can ensure the virtual meetings you lead are enjoyable and productive for everyone. Additionally, the skills and strategies can be applied to in-person meetings.
According to the Wharton Center for Applied Research at the University of Pennsylvania, there are 55 million meetings a day in the U.S., yet only 20% of leaders receive any training. The average senior executive spends 23 hours each week in meetings. Sadly, senior and middle managers report that a mere 56 percent of meetings are productive and that a phone call or email could replace more than 25 percent of meetings. When the resources that are involved in meetings each day are considered alongside of these statistics, the financial drain to organizations alone is devastating. Whether the purpose of the meeting is for problem-solving, sharing information, training, selling or some other objective, setting and exceeding high expectations is important. The success of both the business and your own credibility is at stake.
There is more to a successful meeting than simply communicating information. A good meeting not only shares information, it also creates a sense of community and connection with the meeting participants and leaves people feeling inspired, supported and energized.
How to align your virtual presence with your in-person professional presence and how to have an effective online presence
How to plan effective meetings and pre-meeting activities
The seven essential stages that all successful meetings incorporate
How to create a meeting environment where participants want to engage with your meeting topic and presentation
Tools that can be applied in both online and in-person meetings
June 17, 2021
(Via Tero's Zoom platform).
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (90-minute lunch break)
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