Alisa leads quarterly teleconference meetings with sales people from other offices. "Sometimes it feels like I am talking only to one person, as only one in seven individuals on the call responds to questions or provides input. How do I encourage everyone to speak?"
Meeting facilitation is always challenging and can be especially difficult when face-to-face interactions are not possible. If you feel like you are talking only to one person, you may be right.
Here's one strategy to try. Tune in tomorrow for others.
Invite participants to help develop the agenda. With their own topic on the agenda, they may be more invested in the meeting.
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