Virtual Meetings: A Practical Guide

How much potential is wasted as people zone out of online meetings, alienated by the technology?

What’s the best way to hold virtual meetings which are collaborative and truly productive?

When is it better to meet online and when should meetings be face-to-face?

This practical guide is packed with information and ideas about how to get the best out of virtual meetings.
Drawing deeply on the knowledge and experience of the authors, it combines a blend of practical tips, resources and the latest research in the field from leading experts in business and communications.
Written in a highly accessible style Virtual Meetings gives you everything you need to know to hold meetings which will keep your participants feeling valued and engaged.

Discover how online meetings can break down hierarchies to build a sense of teamwork.
Understand why facilitation helps the group to become fully involved with decision making.
Benefit from the lay person’s ‘online toolkit’ covering the key functions of the main platforms and tools.

Create purpose and structure by understanding the importance of flow in meetings and generating group energy online. Learn ways to use breakout groups, shared documents, polls, charts and social media to provide varied activities during and between screentime. So everyone can contribute their skills towards reaching the team’s goals.

Online meetings need never be dull again.

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That’s the question! How managers and facilitators can ask the best question at the best time

If you work with groups, questions are a key component of your toolbox. Whether you work internally as a manager, team leader or professional supporting the group or as an external consultant or facilitator one of your key tasks is to help the group achieve their goals by asking the best questions at the most appropriate time.

Our ebook That’s the question! How managers and facilitators can ask the best question at the best time helps you do just that.

This book introduces 20 question frameworks that will help you identify the best question and the best time to ask it by looking at the purpose of the questions, the likely response and how you ask it: your mindset, your posture, your gestures, your intonation. We describe four different groups of questions:
1.Overarching question frameworks
2.Structuring question patterns
3.Questions to use in the moment
4.Concluding and reflecting questions
For each question framework we explain why you should use it, provide a basic description, and then more detail about how to use it.

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