Resource guide to facilitating a great meeting
Like many organizations have since the COVID-19 pandemic, Big Duck has been adjusting to remote life, and it has had its ups and downs. No more meetings in the conference room or randomly stopping past your colleague’s desk to bounce around that groundbreaking idea. As we have settled into this “new normal”, some have transitioned successfully from IRL to the cloud, and many may also be planning a return to the office. Whatever your situation, we’ve all learned new ways to gather and etiquette to follow. Should that meeting be an email? How do I remedy Zoom fatigue for myself and my team? This article by NPR shares better ways to have meetings, which is likely one of the topics at your cyber-watercooler. We have also been reflecting on this topic and have gathered some tips to help you facilitate great meetings whether you are working virtually from home or back in person.
- How can you communicate better via Zoom? Listen to this podcast as founder and CEO, Sarah Durham shares insights on how to make the most of each meeting while combating fatigue and getting more out of your digital interaction.
- What does it take to facilitate great virtual meetings? In this webinar, Sarah and director of strategy, Ally Dommu examine best practices and a few tech tools you can immediately put into practice for an effective, smooth, productive virtual meeting. They also recorded a podcast on how to facilitate meetings and why it’s so important.
- Whether you are meeting in-person or online, moving a group to make a decision and ensuring all voices are heard are critical practices. In this blog, Ally shares three frameworks for becoming a better group facilitator.
- How do they know I’m listening? Director of learning and innovation, Hannah Thomas, shares five tips for communicating well in virtual meetings.
- How can I make our board meetings more engaging? Read this post from Sarah to get advice on how to alleviate the common pitfalls of “bad” board meetings.
- Are your meetings accessible? This post from Rooted in Rights, provides tangible actions you can take before, during, and after your meetings to make them accessible for the disability community.
On camera or off, remember there are things you can do to help make your interactions meaningful. We hope these tools will help you adjust and do just that. Are there other practices you’ve been in place or great ideas you’ve read, watched, or listened to from others? Let us know and send a note on our contact form here.