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Running an Effective Teleconference or Virtual Meeting

Teleconferencing is only a pain if you let it be one. Esther Schindler writes for CIO.com about the ways you can lead a teleconference more effectively.

No More Dropped Calls

The guidelines that would apply to a face-to-face meeting still apply here. Courtesy, timeliness, and providing sufficient materials in advance are all welcomed. But you also need to remember that head nodding or a frantic search for documents are things that cannot be seen over a phone call, so it is important to broadcast exactly what it is you are doing and how you feel about it. Keep everyone on task and encourage them to participate. Then allot 30 seconds for each individual person to air out any additional thoughts toward the end. For many more insights, you can read Schindler’s article here: http://www.cio.com/article/184550/Running_an_Effective_Teleconference_or_Virtual_Meeting

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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