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Virtual Panel Discussion
Delivering panel discussions in the new virtual world comes with its share of wrinkles. Get the tips and tricks that will make your panel discussions engaging, entertaining and rich—even when they are virtual.
How to deliver impactful, engaging hybrid meetings
Conducting a hybrid meeting, one where some of those attending are in the room and others are virtual, is a lot harder than many think—and it’s quickly becoming the new norm. Focusing on a few key aspects of your delivery can help you take advantage of this new meeting mode.
Leading a Virtual Team Means Doing Things Differently
With remote jobs increasing in 71% in 2020, many leaders continue to manage remote workers as if they were managing a co-located team. Yet, fifty three percent of leaders we surveyed at a recent webinar said that they had NOT received any training on leading a virtual team.
Listening Tips
Under normal circumstances, staying present and being able to fully commit to listening is difficult. However, in this new reality of digital interaction and mental fatigue, listening has a new set of challenges. There’s good news. We can make listening easier in our virtual meetings, improving the experience of our participants! Here are a few tips.
Top Virtual Communication Mistakes – and How to Overcome Them in 2021!
With the beginning of the New Year, it’s the perfect time to address the virtual communication mistakes that have become common with so many of us working virtually this past year. Here are 3 of the most common mistakes when communicating virtually, and what you can do to overcome them.
Virtual Meeting Producer Tips
In every virtual training workshop that Mandel delivers, we dedicate a Virtual Meeting Producer (or moderator or facilitator) to act as the Trainer’s co-pilot. A Virtual Producer manages the meeting platform functions and mitigates any technical challenges, allowing the Trainer to focus exclusively on the learning and development of the workshop participants. As someone who wears a virtual producer hat, here are 5 best practices to help you create engaging virtual meetings.
4-listenining-styles
As part of our research into listening intelligence, we’ve detected four distinct styles (or preferences) of how people listen. These four listening styles cover what individuals pay attention to as well as what they are likely to miss in any collaboration. Learn more about the 4 Listening Habits, and how listening impacts both the well-being and productivity of your virtual teams.
Read on to discover seven practical, high impact tactics you can implement right now to ensure the success of your virtual meetings.
It happened fast. One day you were meeting with your colleagues at the office. The next day you and everyone you work with are working in remote isolation from home. Whether you’re new to working remotely or an experienced veteran, we all need to raise our virtual collaboration game to not only make this new reality work, but to make it work really well. Read on to discover seven practical, high impact tactics you can implement right now to ensure the success of your virtual meetings.