Making Sure You Get What You Want From Video Meetings
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What is your most popular module?
Well, over the various Lockdowns, the one module everybody had versions of used to be Brainstorming, aka Idea Generation. Over video or hybrid meetings, there’s not only ways to make sure ideas are generated with the classic method, but also all manner of exciting alternative ways that have sprung up since. Now though, as '22 develops, the most requested sessions involve Gestures & Movements, Storytelling and the details of how to adapt a specific kind of meeting (typically a type of Sales call) to now being done over video.
What other modules can I enjoy?
Off-the-shelf options include; Workshopping, Looking The Part, Starts & Finishes, Chairing The Call, Agenda Power, Negotiating, Whiteboarding, Sticky Graphics, Political Mapping, Agreeing Priority, and Engagement Tools. There’s also the meeting assessment choice. Some have called it their Meeting Gym, others the Meeting Hospital. Want a meeting to run better, complete more actions and have attendees feel good about it, then with this, I attend as observer and help remedy as required.
periodic table of standard ‘better video meeting’ sessions ran
Can I mix ‘n match?
Yes you can. As of 2022 Q1, there are growing requests to help specifically with either the re-integration of a workforce returning to the office after a long time WFH, or seeking best-practice for 'blended' adjustment. Both allow for elements of several modules to combine for short, effective intentional semi-structured time for those whether still away from the office or back in the building, hybrid or remote-first.
What about more tailored options?
Most of my delivery is tailored. There’s also opportunity to bring your own areas you’d like to work on. Create your own session format and I can take you step-by-step through how the pros achieve what you want to do. As a footnote here, the early-22 buzz is clearly around how to adapt your customer-serving and sales process to using video. Specifically in where the medium is better suited than simply phone, mail or in-person meetings. Especially in a way that drives your being distinctive over competition and seen as on top of the game in this arena.
How long are sessions?
Modules are designed to fit 45-minute schedules. Where some like to go deeper into a single topic, they are usually best split across two such sessions, often some time apart.
How many sessions do I need?
Only what you need, I feel compelled to say first. There’s a range of options. Some find for a single, focused aim one session does the trick. Others have opted for a 45-minute session each week over a number of weeks, creating their own program for a more complete ‘semester’. Also able to craft as acting for any of; team contact without having to talk about work, general training (like that permitted when furlough rules were in place), facilitated live project issue and hot topic run-throughs, or rehearsal for real upcoming calls.
What’s the damage?
Well, not quite a ‘how long is a piece of string’ answer. It does though depend on what you want, for how long and with how many other participants from your workplace. In short, a standard 45-minutes for a handful of colleagues (I don't do webinars) can be commissioned for just a couple of hundred pounds/dollars/euros. Giving you payback straight away and tools that will become trusted throughout your video calling career. Simply get in touch below, and let’s see…
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As a footnote, here are some of the backgrounds of those that've commissioned me lately.
If any of these sound like you too, then we may well be right for each other...
Responsible for improving or keeping up the Remote productivity
Often like to hold idea generation sessions
Run a geographically dispersed sales team
Have concern for Remote colleagues’ wellbeing
Want to be truly distinctive from competition in the eyes of potential customers
Love video calling and would like to add to their repertoire
A sense they could freshen, shake or simply skill up their approach to video meetings in general
Want to have video calls they host be anticipated with relish by those invited
Know that running a video meeting like you would one in-person is not the way to go
Yearn for a bit more more sparkle over video calls
Want to get more actions completed yet overall doing less video calls