How to Hold Effective Virtual Board Meetings

How to Hold Effective Virtual Board Meetings


Virtual meetings have become a common practice for many mission-driven companies and, if they are done correctly, these meetings can be extremely productive. Like any meeting, there are some key elements to consider for a successful meeting.

It’s crucial to establish expectations and follow good etiquette but it’s also vital to keep the conversation moving. If the conversation slows down or gets bogged down on one topic, it can be difficult for people who aren’t in attendance to contribute and share their insights. This is where an agenda comes in useful, since it can help the meeting chair ensure that everyone is getting their fair share of the discussion and keep a few key voices from dominating discussions.

It is also essential to keep remote participants engaged, by ensuring they can view the most important content. This could include shared presentations, physical documents handed out or even content that was created during the meeting using flipcharts and whiteboards. Remote attendees can be fully engaged by offering a rich engagement experience. They can contribute just as easily as those who attend in person.

To make this transition easier in the direction of digital meetings, it’s important to have a platform that offers secure centralised access to all meeting material. This capability is available on platforms like BoardPro that support the shift to digital meetings. Directors are able to easily access important information by storing meeting notes and documents into a central digital archive.


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