In person meetings are challenging enough, right? But running those meetings virtually presents an entirely new set of issues and obstacles. This webinar will not only simply the process but give you the tools and skills to convey your information, data, and ideas in a compelling manner. It will also provide you with simple but powerful strategies based on neuroscience, to dramatically increase engagement and participation.
Developing the wrong type of PowerPoints, not using agendas effectively, failing to inject sustained engagement are just a few of the pitfalls if you're unfamiliar with the nuances of running virtual meetings.
The session will cover the basics of organizing your agenda, developing your meeting process, and managing the technology. You’ll come away even more confident that you can manage an effective meeting on any virtual platform.
Why you should Attend
Running any meeting has its drawbacks. Running a virtual meeting can present another set of unique challenges. When you combine the normal problems with conducting an effective meeting, the complexity of using virtual platforms makes it's even more difficult.
Virtual communications is not the same as "in-person" communications. If you don't understand the differences, it will be hard to gain and maintain everyone‘s attention. And even if you can gain their attention a lack of familiarity with some basic properties of neuroscience will make it almost impossible to get the right level of participation.
Participation is required to gain commitment to the important outcomes of the meeting, Developing the wrong type of PowerPoints, not using agendas effectively, failing to inject sustained engagement are just a few of the pitfalls if you’re unfamiliar with the nuances of running virtual meetings.
Areas Covered in the Session
- Virtual Meeting Issues And Obstacles
- How to develop an impactful agenda
- How to engage and build involvement of the meeting participants
- How to set up and run various virtual meeting platforms
Who Will Benefit
- Anyone who has to run virtual meetings
LeRoy Thompson is Managing Director Of Thompson & Associates. He is a Certified Virtual Presenter with expertise in the development and delivery of training programs on more than twenty distinct topics. He has worked with over 150 client organizations and trained over 47,000 participants over the course of his career.
His training programs, work sessions, conference presentations, and keynote speeches all receive rave reviews. He is a dynamic instructor, energetic facilitator, and insightful consultant. His delivery balances his depth of knowledge with an appropriate mix of warmth and humor.
LeRoy's work in the public sector has included training and organizational development projects for the U.S. departments of Education, Environmental Protection, Defense, Interior, Commerce, Treasury, Health And Human Services, Energy, Agriculture, Justice, NASA, the Michigan Department of Community Health, Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Ohio Department Of Public Welfare, Governor’s Office of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Riverside County (CA), Fairfax County (VA), and Sarasota County (FL). Private sector and not-for-profit organizations include Citigroup, BMW, Gannett, Corning Inc., Motorola, Lockheed Martin, Sallie Mae, Boys & Girls Clubs, United Way of America, and the American Press Institute.
Prior to founding Thompson & Associates, he was an Associate with McKinsey & Company in their Washington, DC office. He has been a Practice Leader with Kepner-Tregoe in the Worldwide Strategy practice
as well as a Senior Consultant with Booz, Allen and Hamilton, specializing in change management projects with Federal agencies.
LeRoy was educated at Harvard University where he received a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature and Language, and a master’s degree in Finance and International Business from Columbia University School of Business. His AMA-By-Satellite television broadcast of “Written Skills for Business Communications” received the ‘Best of Business Television’ Award. His book, “Mastering the Challenges of Change” received a Newberry Book Club award. His article “E Commerce-Changing the Rules of Strategy Implementation” was published by Strategy and Leadership magazine.