This video covers technology considerations. Topics include getting a quality webcam for both ends, having a landline or mobile hotspot as a backup, allowing 10 minutes for setup, considering voting, and being close to the microphone rather than placing a room of people on speaker. In addition, learn about ground rules regarding emailing during the meeting, muting on or off, asking the remote people first, and polling everyone occasionally.
- Everyone's technology is going to be different…and their levels of knowledge vary a lot too,…but here are some thoughts that I think apply…to most Virtual Meetings.…First, spend a bit more…and get a good quality webcam,…if it's not already built into your system.…You might as well look good.…Although, I do sometimes think…a blurry picture suits me better.…Next, is to get a good connection…and a backup if your Wi-Fi's at all flaky…or you're using a venue where the reliability's unknown,…then, have a landline available as a backup.…
I've done webinars where we used the Wi-Fi…for the visuals and the landline for the sound.…I've no idea how that works,…but, at least with a landline,…you know it's going to work…and the quality's going to be fine.…It's something to consider,…and, of course, you might be able…to hard-wire into the network with a cable…rather than using the Wi-Fi,…and that would be faster and safer.…If you can't get to a landline,…then another option is to have a mobile phone hotspot ready.…A hotspot from your cell phone…
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- Define the four types of meetings.
- Determine who needs to attend a meeting.
- Assess the ideal meeting duration.
- Produce reminders for successful meetings.
- Identify how to facilitate a successful meeting.
- Evaluate solutions for dealing with latecomers and common meeting problems.
- Assess if you should go to a meeting.
- Recognize how to make your voice heard.
- Plan remote or virtual meetings.