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How to Conduct Highly Productive Online Meetings

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- How to Conduct Highly Productive Online Meetings -

Course Overview

In the business world, writing faux pas are all too common, for example, sending an email with a glaring typo or not editing a letter in an attempt to save time. On any day of the week, there are thousands of meetings conducted here in Australia, and many more are now being held online, using software such as Zoom, Slack and Microsoft Teams. But, did you know that an estimated 63% of all face-to-face and virtual meetings don’t have prepared agendas and according to participants, many meetings are not run well or accomplish anything significant?

 Another alarming statistic is that in many meetings, only half of the meeting time is spent discussing agenda items, while the other half is often taken up with impromptu, unplanned or unproductive discussions. 

If you and your team members want your meetings to be more productive and effective, the How to Conduct Highly Productive Online Meetings training will show you how to make every meeting a good use of everybody’s time and effort.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise ways to change your mindset about meetings
  • Eliminate habits that make meetings unproductive
  • Identify alternatives to holding traditional meetings
  • Demonstrate effective facilitation skills
  • Help your group make decisions quickly
  • Ensure that every meeting ends with actionable items.

Topics Covered

  • Determining a meeting’s purpose and ensuring an action-oriented focus
  • Discovering how alternatives such as technology/social media, huddles, office hours and an open house can be used to achieve the meeting’s purpose
  • Eliminating unproductive meeting habits that occur before, during and after a meeting
  • Preparing an effective meeting agenda to help ensure discussions are focused and to facilitate follow-up later
  • Tips and techniques for effective facilitation during the meeting such as managing side issues
  • Making successful decisions quickly through the “satisfier” approach – choosing the option that meets an established set of criteria.

Why Learn Online?

Learning new skills online can be perfect for organisations and employees for the following reasons:
  • You only have one or a few employees to train and develop (on a specific training topic)
  • Getting a trainer to your location could be difficult or cost-prohibitive
  • The employees you want to train work from home or are part-time
  • You don’t have the resources to cover for the employees you want to be trained, so allowing them to the training online means they won’t need to leave their work areas
  • Your training budget is limited, and online learning is more cost-effective
  • You want your people trained in a wide range of skills this year,’s online learning provides much better value to get everyone involved in learning and developing themselves.
  • Learn on a desktop
  • Watch on a Tablet
  • Take the training on a Smartphone
  • Develop skills at work or at home