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?

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. In this regard, I read this HBR post “3 Things Virtual Meetings Offer That In-Person Ones Don’t” written by Bob Frisch and Cary Greene. They go on and detail three ways virtual meetings are better.

Run Wildly Effective Meetings With This One Powerful Template

Leapfrogging

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.

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.

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?

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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Upgrade Online Meetings: Why Do We Meet?

Innovation Leader

Exercise Length: 5 minutes

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. Unfortunately, nearly every virtual meeting I have attended simply tried to replicate the face-to-face experience – and it failed.

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.

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

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. As a host, how can you create the context for everyone to contribute, rather than tuning out or multi-tasking

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.

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.

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.

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).

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. Watch the video above for a detailed explanation from session leader Suzi Hamill, former Head of Design Thinking at Fidelity Investments

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.

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.”

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

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.

Meeting the Challenge of Innovation in a Highly Regulated Industry

IdeaScale

The post Meeting the Challenge of Innovation in a Highly Regulated Industry appeared first on IdeaScale. Innovation strategy in a highly regulated industry presents specific challenges.?.

To Meet Your Goals, Burn Your Ships

helloFUTURE

How… The post To Meet Your Goals, Burn Your Ships appeared first on hellofuture. Stop Giving Yourself a Route Away from Your Goals Back during Greco-Roman times, a famous leader was landing a fleet of warships with thousands of men to seize land from the enemy.

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?

7 Effective Ways to Rock Walking Meetings

InnovationManagement

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

Meet the Team – Danny Soltan

Yet2

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 ?

Meet the yet2 Team ? Congcong Xue

Yet2

Kick-off meetings, which are our first meetings with clients are very energizing. Meet other team members from yet2: Seetha Ramnath. The post Meet the yet2 Team – Congcong Xue appeared first on yet2.

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.

Optimizing Meetings to Maximize Individual Brainstorming Time

InnovationManagement

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.

Meet 12 Young Founders Who Are Disrupting the Way Business Is Done

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Their innovative ideas are changing their industries - and making serious money. Young Millionaires

5 Steps to More Effective Gate Meetings

Sopheon

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

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. In order to share there stories, she asks that attendees draw their experience. Watch the video above for a detailed explanation from session leader Suzi Hamill, former

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.

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

BrainZooming

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.

How Often Should You Have Strategy Meetings?

Cascade Strategy

This is one of the questions that we get asked the most frequently when we're helping clients integrate strategy with their business as usual. The answer is going to be a little different depending on what type of organization you are and what type of strategy you're implementing. But either way, we're going to use this post to give you as concrete an answer as we can muster

Better Virtual Meetings Using My 25 Lenses

Stephen Shapiro

In this first video, I use the lenses to provide different ways to solve the problem of virtual meetings. We are all meeting virtually right now. The post Better Virtual Meetings Using My 25 Lenses appeared first on Stephen Shapiro. In my latest book, Invisible Solutions , I share 25 lenses that can reframe and help solve nearly any difficult business problem.

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.

Insights from the LES 2018 Annual Meeting

Yet2

Our team members Kim Ayers , Danny Soltan , and Bob Miller recently attended the LES 2018 Annual Meeting , which, conveniently, took place here in Boston. LES is the Licensing Executives Society; this was the meeting of its members based in the U.S. The post Insights from the LES 2018 Annual Meeting appeared first on yet2. Insight Intellectual property IP LES 2018 annual meeting outlicensing

A Beta Test of a New Virtual Meeting App

Stephen Shapiro

This week I had a chance to meet (virtually) with Phil Libin. His goal is to inject some fun into Zoom meetings. The post A Beta Test of a New Virtual Meeting App appeared first on Stephen Shapiro. You may know him as the mastermind behind Evernote.

Run Wildly Effective Meetings With This One Powerful Template

Innovation Excellence

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.

One Quick Thing: IL’s Weekly Meeting for Innovators

Innovation Leader

Join Innovation Leader for a half-hour weekly Zoom meeting to talk about what’s happening right now in the world of corporate innovation, strategy, and R&D. Each meeting features a special guest — and input from you

Can Online Meetings Ever Surpass Face-to-Face?

Innovation Leader

Jean-Marc Frangos, a former innovation SVP at British Telecom, assesses the world of today’s online meetings — and what may come next “Hey, you’re on mute!” “Can Can you see my screen?”