Three Tips for Facilitating Virtual Meetings
Virtual meetings have become indispensable for many associations
Thanks to a wide range of technology tools, virtual meetings are now a reality for many associations. Communication barriers that once prevented people from interacting or collaborating online in real time are a thing of the past, and virtual meetings that bring together remote staff, member volunteers, and vendors have become routine.
But virtual meetings are different from the face-to-face variety in many ways. For online collaboration to succeed, participants need to communicate differently than they would if everyone were gathered in the same room together. Here are three tips to help you facilitate effective and productive virtual meetings.
Remember the Personal Touch
One of the biggest challenges of an online meeting is that you can’t read attendees’ body language when they’re connected virtually. But this doesn’t mean that virtual meetings should feel less inclusive or personal.
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