William Martorano, MBA, is a professor in the MS in Professional Studies and BS in General Studies programs at Drexel University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies.
During these unprecedented times, we are seeing full conference rooms transform into virtual meeting experiences. Virtual meetings give us the opportunity to build and maintain personal connections with colleagues, customers and clients, discuss projects or processes without having to use email as the main communication tool, and use time more efficiently. But how can we ensure that meetings in a virtual platform will be efficient?
In conclusion, success with running virtual meetings is a matter of experimentation and practice. By planning ahead, you will be prepared to design an agenda and set up the best platform in order to lead a successful virtual meeting. With the right tools, you will be able to connect to your colleagues, clients and customers virtually just as you would in-person. By being open-minded, staying positive, and preparing for technical glitches or difficult moments, you can ensure your virtual meetings will be successful.