“We don’t DO Webex meetings,” the Worldwide Purchasing Director told us, “they’re boring.”
Au contraire, for global multi-lingual teams, webconferencing is a terrific tool to engage AND equalize participation. With the tools and features in web-conferencing (Webex, Live Meeting, GoToMeeting) teams get more interaction in meetings when they:
- Get opinions and feedback, quickly and visually; save in PDF for later reference
- Prepare the readiness of more quiet members so they speak up, chat, or write on screen (especially if they are more adept at writing than speaking)
- Appeal to multiple modes and styles of learning (personal, cultural, generational)
- Meeting documents aren’t lost! Upload the agenda, minutes, slides, etc. for real-time (even last minute) access.
With a document on your desktop, or a “shared” PowerPoint get your global meetings AWAKE and ALIVE! Here’s how:
Wake up Virtual Meetings with these Webconferencing Techniques
|Poll Your Audience||
|Compare Positions or Priorities||
|Brainstorm with Text||
|Get Questions or Comments||
|Interact with Graphics||
These points will get high participation, decrease multi-tasking, and improve retention of material in your meetings or training. Everyone can be involved: visually, audibly and kinetically. Next meeting, give webconferencing a try!