Virtual Vs In-Person Meetings

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: The current pandemic has definitely changed the way we organize ourselves and our meetings. This definitely means that we need to rethink the way we function – work, play and meet with our colleagues, customers and partners.

Virtual Vs In-Person Meetings

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: The current pandemic has definitely changed the way we organize ourselves and our meetings. This definitely means that we need to rethink the way we function – work, play and meet with our colleagues, customers and partners.


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Participating and Hosting Effective Virtual Meetings

Rmukesh Gupta

Everything from team meetings, to sales conversations, to large, complex, enterprise wide software implementations are being done online. The question then arises is the following: In such an environment, what can we do to run effective virtual meetings. Premise: Can you hear me?

Run Wildly Effective Meetings With This One Powerful Template


Getting the most out of meetings is easy if you know how to effectively design them. One of the biggest black holes in workplace productivity is the poorly designed, poorly run meeting. No wonder 71 percent of senior managers view their companies’ meetings as unproductive and inefficient. When meetings aren’t effective, the natural instinct is to schedule yet another meeting to make up for it. The most successful meetings start with the end in mind.

Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

Innovative Innovation Meetings: Formats, Designs, and Examples

Design more innovative innovation meetings that boost creativity and strengthen engagement. We’ve all been to uninspiring organizational meetings before. Far too often, engaging and innovative meetings are rare and fall short of accomplishing their goals.

Prepare for meetings like a surgeon

The Future Shapers

Treat meeting preparation like a surgeon prepares for surgery–strategically, meticulously, and with eyes wide open. These are the important must know areas, no one considers when running meetings. The post Prepare for meetings like a surgeon appeared first on The Future Shapers.

Are Too Many Zoom Meetings Stifling Your Creativity?


While the results haven’t been consistently positive, as any parent can tell you, they have been positive enough that Zoom calls, Teams meetings, and FaceTime will be part of the working world going forward, whether to save money on trips … Continued.

Upgrade Online Meetings: Why Do We Meet?

Innovation Leader

Exercise Length: 5 minutes

Facilitating A Successful Strategy Meeting

Cascade Strategy

What are strategy meetings and why are they important? Strategy meetings focus solely on executing and improving upon the current strategy. However, typically these meetings are more concerned with the minutiae of budgets or project plan detail while ignoring overarching strategy. With this article, you’ll learn: The prerequisites for a successful strategy meeting, How to establish meeting structures, & How to lead a successful strategy meeting

The Impact of Direct Dials on Sales Productivity

Leveraging the latest industry research, this eBook highlights the impact of direct dial phone numbers on sales productivity with the goal of empowering reps to have more conversations with prospects, and consequently, schedule more meetings, increase opportunities, and close more business - fast.

10 Ways to Humanize Your Video Meetings

Innovation Leader

The former Head of Design Thinking at Fidelity Investments shares how to make online meetings more produtive and more human

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As the Manager, should you be present in the Brainstorm meeting?

Destination Innovation

You want to hold a meeting with the team you manage in order to generate some really creative ideas. You naturally want to lead the meeting but should you be in the room at all? With you there, it is very hard for your team to switch from normal meeting mode to creative brainstorm mode. People read the signals and you are straight back into a conventional meeting with little chance of the wealth of radical ideas you were hoping for.

Re-Designing Your Virtual Meetings

Innovation Leader

If you’re suddenly spending the entire day convening with colleagues in Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, or another meetings platform, you already know the challenges of making them feel engaging and productive.

5 Effective Strategies for Virtual Meetings

The Future Shapers

What is the recipe to set your team up for successful virtual meetings? Here are five strategies to help you lead highly engaged and productive remote meetings, so you can do meaningful work now. The post 5 Effective Strategies for Virtual Meetings appeared first on The Future Shapers. Adaptability Change Management Innovation Tools

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Upgrade Online Meetings: Virtual Whiteboarding

Innovation Leader

The final exercise from our “Upgrade Your Online Meetings” workshop teaches particpants how to make the most of the whiteboarding software Mural, and gives suggestions for redesiging work.

Why Are Meetings so Important and How to Make them Effective and Fun

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: Not a day goes by when I dont hear someone complain about yet another meeting that they need to attend and how it is such a waste of time, money and effort. Yet, there is enough written about the way Alan Mulally , the ex-CEO of Ford, turned around the company in his stint as the CEO, primarily using a weekly cadence meeting with his entire leadership team , called The Business Plan Review. You can read more about this and how he ran these meetings here.

Rethinking Meetings and Conference: Don’t Automate, Innovate

Stephen Shapiro

Currently, we are unable to conduct in-person, face-to-face meetings. In other words, create a virtual version of the live meeting. We don’t want to deliver online meetings or presentations the way we conduct them in-person. In fact, I would argue that many of our face-to-face meetings were poorly designed to begin with. Although this article focuses on conferences and conventions, the concepts can be adapted and applied to any kind of meeting. Meetings

13 Great Questions to Choose from for your next Management Meeting

Destination Innovation

Most management meetings are dull affairs stacked full of short-term urgent problems that need fixing. Here are some questions which I use in corporate brainstorm meetings. Share : The post 13 Great Questions to Choose from for your next Management Meeting appeared first on Destination Innovation. Brainstorming and Ideation Management brainstorm meeting mundane question strategy

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Digital Innovation meets As a service

Jeffrey Phillips

For a while now I've been considering the impact of all the emerging digital transformation tools on innovation. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, blockchain and a host of other technologies will have a bit impact on how corporations conduct work and create new insights and new products and services.

7 Effective Ways to Rock Walking Meetings


The post 7 Effective Ways to Rock Walking Meetings appeared first on Innovation Management. Walking is good for your health. However, working for long hours and having a tight schedule can leave you with little to no time to enjoy the benefits of going for a walk. Organization & Culture

Running More Innovative Meetings?

Innovation Leader

“[Is] there any…content/statistics around smart meetings and techniques that companies are employing in the brainstorming process to encourage innovation

Where David meets Goliath

Innovation Excellence

By Federica D’Armento and Francesco Pagano This is a tale of two cities. Or, maybe just one: anti-fragile and people-centered. Here is an independent company based in Geneva (Switzerland), which is an award-winning watch manufacturer. Every masterpiece comes from the creative hand of the founder and the dedication of 25 people. No middle management, just four directors (founder included) and 22 staff. In 2018, they produced only 218 luxury timepieces (number was even lower in 2019).

Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.

You Want a Meeting for What?

Mills Scofield

It’s fascinating how pre-COVID, so many shunned virtual meetings and now we’re over-meeting virtually because it’s ‘easy’ which has led to even more meetings! So, let me share a client’s habit for any and all of their meetings.

How To Reduce Waste with More Productive Meetings


Even before the pandemic, most American workers felt that they were being forced into wasteful or even counterproductive meetings regularly. A whopping 67% of workers said excessive meetings keep them from getting their best work done.

Meet the Exago Innovation Guru prize-winners


The post Meet the Exago Innovation Guru prize-winners appeared first on Exago. The challenge was set, the votes counted and the champions announced. And now, Exago has delivered the prizes to the Innovation Guru Award winners of 2017. We were proud to present the trophies to Via Varejo, Ageas and CTT, the three clients who especially stood out for their solid focus and resilience to innovate over the past year. Blog Insights awards innovation gurus innovation management innovation-result

Optimizing Meetings to Maximize Individual Brainstorming Time


Are you overwhelmed by unnecessary meetings ? We’ve all been there: one more meeting, and you feel like you’re going to scream. You’ve been trying to make some real progress on your creative project, but the constant meetings have really been cutting into your individual brainstorming time. If you feel like the number of meetings you’ve been attending is cutting into your productivity , you’re not imagining it.

Best Practices for Modern Records Management and Retention

Speaker: Sean Baird, Director of Product Marketing at Nuxeo

Documents are at the heart of many business processes. Organizations in highly regulated industries are realizing that traditional records management practices are insufficient and ineffective in today’s digital world. Join Sean Baird as he highlights best practices for effective records management and retention. He will explore how digital transformation can counteract the costs, inefficiencies, and end-user considerations that make it difficult to maintain compliance. He will highlight real-world successes and analyze the key strategies and technologies that help organizations find balance.

Meet the Team – Danny Soltan


The post Meet the Team – Danny Soltan appeared first on yet2. Insight 3D printing additive manufacturing composite materials danny soltan Innovation meet the yet2 team Open Innovation outlicensing services patent sales patent selling tech selling services yet2This is one in a series of blog posts where we highlight members of the global yet2 team. We recently spoke with Danny Soltan , a licensing and commercialization associate in our Boston office. . What’s your role at yet2 ?

Belly Button Meeting Tips

Innovation Excellence

We get hired to moderate and facilitate a lot of meetings. Some of the most telling is the meetings that explore a potential growth area for a business. Sometimes they are annual strategic workshops. Sometimes they are customer co-creations. They range from strategy to innovation and every combination between the two poles. Many organizations cannot. Innovation co-creations Corporate Strategy growth

Answer These Key Questions to Improve Your Virtual Meeting

Stephen Shapiro

The key to good virtual meetings is to avoid replicating what you do in real life… The way we conduct meetings changed over night. Given we are no longer able to meet in person, event organizers and professional speakers have been scrambling to recreate their live meetings using virtual platforms. Unfortunately, nearly every virtual meeting I have attended simply tried to replicate the face-to-face experience – and it failed.

Upgrading Online Meetings: Doodling to Communicate

Innovation Leader

This exercise from our “Upgrade Your Online Meetings” workshop asks participants to reflect on how they have adapted to working remotely during COVID-19.

Measuring Innovation Performance

access, during shareholder meetings. Rate of meeting product launch deadlines Ideas generated Contribution to product and process roadmap Peer learning Employee engagement No matter what the key performance indicators of innovation (operational, tactical, and. Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to. measure innovation performance. INTRODUCTION Constantly ?nding nding new and better ways to serve customers well, which can confer a.

13 Smart Questions for your Management Meetings

Innovation Excellence

Most management meetings are dull affairs stacked full of short-term problems that need fixing. Consumer Innovation Creativity Innovation Management Processes & Tools Sales Strategy Training 13 smart Brainstorm ideas Leadership Meetings offsite questions StrategicDiscussions focus on routine operational issues and of course these things have to be addressed. However, from time to time you and your team should lift your heads and think about a bigger, brighter future.

Death by Meeting – 18 Articles on Effective Meetings


Are you experiencing death by meeting syndrome at work? It seems as if everyone we talk to in companies of any size complains about the death by meeting syndrome where it’s impossible to get any work done for all the business meetings they have to attend. Is there anything you can do to deal with death by meeting syndrome? Death by Meeting – 18 Articles on Effective Meetings. Effectively Preparing for Meetings. Meeting Locations.

The Ultimate Virtual Meeting Experience

Stephen Shapiro

Although we can’t meet in person, it doesn’t mean we can’t create incredible learning experiences with networking conversations and deep learning. The post The Ultimate Virtual Meeting Experience appeared first on Stephen Shapiro. The short video below shares insights on a new collaboration I established with Action Learning Associates to provide the ultimate virtual learning experience.

5 Steps to More Effective Gate Meetings


See how to improve gate meetings to help your organization achieve new levels of success in bringing innovative new products to market. The post 5 Steps to More Effective Gate Meetings appeared first on Sopheon. Blog Process Project