Any business expert knows that consultation is vital when it comes to effective communication within a company. To that end, it pays to organize and accommodate business meetings that are efficient. In order to do this, it can sometimes come down to the execution. In this day and age, both hardware and software can play a key role in getting one’s point across during an executive conference. So, what are some things to utilize when making your strategic presentation to clients?
Drones, holograms, wearables, geo-positioning and beacon technology are no longer figments of “Back to the Future” fiction. Tools like these are becoming commonplace at meetings and gatherings worldwide and creating exciting possibilities for 2017.
Next year’s interactive meeting technology is all about enhancing the experience of being there, adding dimension, enhancing capabilities, and delivering measurable results.
Meetings almost never go the way you expect them to. Either you get there and discover the WiFi is out and you have to spend the whole time trying to connect, or you end up talking about everything except what you intended to accomplish. Rarely do meetings happen on schedule while covering all the bases, and the average person wastes nearly 12 hours of their 40 hour work week preparing for and attending meetings. So how can we make meetings better and more productive?
More information: https://www.upwork.com/blog/2017/11/master-meetings-updated-tech/
I had a chat the other day with an employee of a large, well-known tech company. She told me a story that really surprised me. She said that the meeting technology used at her company was so terrible that it was not only impacting productivity; it was actually making people hate their jobs.
Pretty dramatic, right? Also pretty surprising for a Silicon Valley tech company. You’d think they’d have this nailed by now.
Whether you’re meeting with a potential client, a current client, a colleague or even your staff, sometimes, those meetings go off the rails and leave you scratching your head as to what the purpose of that meeting really was. So, to improve the productivity and ultimately, the success of your business meetings, I have looked to the CarolRoth.com contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to provide their best tips. Their answers are presented below in no particular order.
More information: http://www.carolroth.com/blog/tips-for-a-great-business-meeting/
Is there any doubt in-person meetings trump video conferences? There’s a reason Sales VPs and CEOs are cautious concerning company travel budgets – studies show a direct correlation between dollars invested in business travel and money coming back in revenue and new profits.
Despite innovations with video conferencing, screensharing and cloud collaboration, face-to-face meetings still win the day. And to be clear, that fact isn’t lost on us. We’ve happily talked about why in-person meetings are a gold standard in communication.
There are a lot of advantages to the virtual meeting. Conferences can be held anywhere in the world. Meetings can be easily recorded for later reference. Offices are no longer required.
The only downside? It’s not in person.