How to Run Highly Productive Virtual Meetings

Published: Oct 23, 2020

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As the world is getting used to remote working as a safe and convenient alternative to going into the office, many people are now seeing the advantages of working from home. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to work alone!

Working from home means you can get a lot of work done in your own space, and communicate by email and messaging a lot of the time. This can boost your productivity and reduce stress. However, the likelihood is that sometimes you will also have to discuss your work with other people in real-time, and that means meeting remotely.

The way you prepare for remote meetings can make a big difference in their success. A poorly managed meeting can be frustrating at the best of times, but when everyone is trying to follow the conversation in a digital setting, things can easily lose focus and feel like a waste of time.

The good news is, once you have a clear idea of how to manage a remote meeting effectively, it can be a really constructive and time-efficient part of your working life. From choosing the most appropriate platform to suit your online communication needs, to setting an agenda that helps you to keep track of the most important matter of business, the key is to remember why you’re meeting, and tailor your meeting accordingly.

Whether you are using free digital meeting rooms for one-to-one meetings and small groups, or budgeting for a subscription to a pro platform that supports very large groups, you need to set an agenda and keep on track. The meeting will be a more pleasant experience for everyone involved if someone is in charge of managing the time and moving the conversation forward so all points are covered. 

For more information about how to make remote meetings positive and productive, have put together this handy infographic guide.

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