2 years ago
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Managing employees working from home and facilitating online meetings is new to alot of us here are 10 tops tips for Effective Online Meetings.

  1. Embrace Video Calling – seeing each other is important to keeping connected.
  2. Use Headsets/Earphones – to give a better sound quality, remember to mute it when not speaking to limit background noise.
  3. Speak Clearly and Steadily – ensure everyone can understand you, try to modulate your voice to keep people interested and engaged.
  4. Establish Etiquette Guidelines – arrange a ‘hands up’ signal, allowing everyone to contribute.
  5. Repeat the Question – as chair repeat the question before answering so all participants are aware of the original question.
  6. Use Names and give Context – when responding to chat comments, repeat the relevant remarks, make it clear who you are responding to.
  7. Keep slides simple – focus on what is being discussed. It is better to have more slides with fewer things on them.
  8. Keep Slides Visual – anchor your presentation on relevant, image-based slides.
  9. Engage Participants Regularly – it is hard to listen online for a long time. Invite participants to give comments or ask questions, use tools like chat or polls.
  10. Be Explicit about Actions and Summarise – spell out any actions that need to be taken and by whom.

Remember summarise meeting and circulate notes promptly.

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