A recent email newsletter from Meeting Magic contained a link to a list of tips for virtual meetings. The author, Steve Apps, talks about the importance of contacting the participants before the meeting and of checking that the technology works (and you know how to make it work).
An interesting observation about virtual meetings once underway is that we tend to be less patient than when talking face to face. Steve recommends that virtual meetings should be kept short. My own experience also suggests that participants be asked to speak in headlines only - detailed explanations and discussion can take place offline.
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