By identifying and applying our seven core principles of effective virtual meetings, both employees and leaders can maintain a high level of connection, inclusivity, and accountability. These seven principles provide a roadmap for all virtual meetings, from three to 300 people, which is essential when distraction is just a click away.
Employees' time and attention are scarce, but we keep demanding more of it. In this module, we understand the latest tools for useful and engaging virtual meetings. Our proven SHARE model explains how to facilitate virtual meetings by harmonizing, eliciting, and structuring meetings. From small meetings to company-wide check-ins, learn how to facilitate productive meetings for participants who are two blocks or two continents away.
Setting clear guidelines for how, when, and why the team operates helps form cohesion. Remote meetings, and in particular audio-only conference calls, should be more than just providing
information or updates. This training offers specific agenda items for maximum productivity and collaboration, which increases all virtual teams’ collaboration quality.
Company leaders often share three particular concerns about employees working remotely: mental well-being, continued innovation, and the rapid transfer of knowledge. When you analyze the most productive virtual collaborations, these five qualities always emerge as essential landmarks to aim. These five distinct areas will provide a foundation for all virtual communication and encourage individual contribution and the ability to replicate in-person meeting rooms and whiteboards.
Is your message clear and easy to follow? Do you have a meaningful structure? A well-structured presentation or 5-minute internal update can have a huge impact when done well. A strong and organized framework keeps listeners engaged, even if the speaker is nervous or the listener is distracted. Our executive communication coaches will teach you how to organize your message for your listeners to follow easily. Participants will be able to practice through screen share, practice content, and receive immediate feedback.
Framing, Lighting, and Sound are often not considered but make a lasting impact on video quality. How you look, how you sound, and how you deliver information is now a required virtual skill. From proper framing to effective lighting, adding an executive polish to your virtual presence will go a long way to add credibility to your reputation and enhance persuasion.
Presentations are greatly enhanced when both the speaker and visuals are top-notch. The moment Share Screen is enabled, learn best practices for influence and impact, with slides and new creative media. Our emphasis is on the importance of the presenter controlling the meeting flow and not taking a back seat to the slide presentation. Topics include deciding what visuals are most effective for your listeners, interacting with your visuals in a virtual meeting, and best transitioning practices. This program requires an on-camera practice and immediate feedback.
Partners, clients, prospects, and customers require a time commitment and long-term maintenance, especially when working virtually. Also, a robust professional network is essential for staying in touch with investors, strategic partners, clients, and customers. How do you conduct networking with a virtual approach in a way that produces connections that are meaningful, useful, mutually beneficial, and that stick? This module will answer the question and help with tips and techniques to leverage video communication platforms to actively build, nurture, and maintain a broad network, not just for today but for the future.
Virtual work requires a careful ratio of two communication types that's predominantly asynchronous (does not require real-time interaction) with opportunities for synchronous (real-time interaction). When the two work in combination, organizations create a high-output distributed team that consistently functions with fluidity. Learn how to shift from synchronous to asynchronous communication for meetings, 1:1’s, updates, projects, and team collaboration effectively.