TMA World How to Run a Great 'Bad Virtual Meeting'

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This presentation gives some satirical tips and advice about how to run bad virtual meetings. …

This presentation gives some satirical tips and advice about how to run bad virtual meetings.

To learn how to run productive virtual meetings, contact us today: enquiries@tmaworld.com

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  • 1. How to Runa Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’Steven PritchardTMA World │ Head of Corporate Relations & Research
  • 2. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’ Running meetings with remote employees in virtual teams can be a real nuisance because they disrupt the smooth flow of more important work (and fun), taking place face to face in the office.
  • 3. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’Here are my top tips and hints to help you runreally bad virtual meetings:Audio Punctuality Agenda Multi- Surprise Screenshare Feedback tasking Questions
  • 4. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’  X X X X X XAudioAlways use the speaker phone, particularly in a noisy office so thatattendees will sense that you are important, as they hear youworking in a busy and vibrant environment.
  • 5. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’ X  X X X X XPunctualityTurn up absolutely on time. Not a minute before or after.Although you might need to load slides into your virtual meetingroom for a couple of minutes whilst everyone waits around, it helpspeople relax.
  • 6. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’ X  X X X X XPunctualityRelationships are important so you can use this time bond with yourcolleagues by talking about last night’s football score.Around the world everyone loves football!
  • 7. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’ X X  X X X XAgendaThe great thing about virtual meetings is that participants can’tactually see how unprepared you are.
  • 8. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’ X X  X X X XAgendaThe main thing is to sound confident, as you remember the threemost important things you think people should be discussing.If you do this, they’ll think you really do have an agenda!
  • 9. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’ X X X  X X XMulti-taskingGenerally people find listening to other people’s opinions for longperiods of time a little tedious, particularly when you can’t evensee them!
  • 10. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’ X X X  X X XMulti-taskingMulti-tasking is a new generation leadership skill so practice it(social learning on the job is the new big thing!) by updating yourFacebook page as soon as you sense what someone is saying.
  • 11. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’ X X X  X X XMulti-taskingWhen they finish, just say ‘that’s a really good point you’ve made’and they’ll feel acknowledged.
  • 12. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’ X X X X  X XSurprise QuestionsIf you are ever caught by a surprise question that you either don’tknow the answer to, or you did not realize was actually addressed toYOU, (because you were on FB) just say that you ‘agree with whatthe last person said’.
  • 13. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’ X X X X  X XSurprise QuestionsEven if you disagree later, you can blame it on a lack of context.Alternatively just make a noise like ’’*£s &*$£s! and say ‘Sorry we’vegot a really bad line here’, hang up, Google the answer and dial backin. That demonstrates commitment.
  • 14. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’ X X X X X  XScreenshareI generally recommend you avoid using screen share. It’scomplicated.
  • 15. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’ X X X X X  XScreenshareNo one else knows how to use it either and you don’t want peoplepeeking at unplanned private chat messages about the boss.Screenshares really disrupt the flow of a meeting.
  • 16. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’ X X X X X X FeedbackRemember that when everyone remains quiet as you make yourfinal resonant concluding statements, silence is normally a sign ofapproval, respect and agreement for what you have said, so youdon’t need to waste the peoples time by asking for feedback.
  • 17. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’ X X X X X X FeedbackApparently people from some cultures are always silent and won’tsay anything anyway, I’ve never had any complaints from them.
  • 18. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’ I hope this helps you and remember that great mantra:“ think global ... but act local! ” If you have any other bad advice or habits please email me at spritchard@tmaworld.com and we’ll set up a “REAL” virtual meeting :)
  • 19. How to Run a Great‘Bad Virtual Meeting’ To learn more about how we can help your organization, please contact us at enquiries@tmaworld.com or visit http://www.tmaworld.com/training-solutions/