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Eye contact is best
With a little pre-planning, creativity and incorporation of modern technology, meetings can be more than the bane of your work life but a key driver of workplace productivity.
Teleconferencing saves time and travel but poorly run teleconferences lose the human connection.
Studies show that making a visual connection improves communication and collaboration. With distributed teams and remote workers a visual connection can overcome the barriers of distance and help the team to bond.
Video enabled conferencing is a simple way to establish a visual connection when you can’t be face to face. Make sure you use video wherever possible to capture facial expressions and gestures.
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Plan your meetings for success
A great meeting begins with a great plan.
Have a purpose for your meeting. Is the meeting to provide information, solve a specific problem, or work through tasks? Define your objectives for the meeting in advance and develop a tightly focused agenda. Provide the agenda to attendees in advance and set clear expectations.
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