A virtual town hall is a valuable tool that allows leadership to communicate with employees from various locations. When done well, these virtual meetings build trust and confidence, and create a sense of community. But when they fall short, employees tend to “check out”, and perform other tasks while the town hall runs in the background.
Telecommuting continues to rise in popularity, not just among workers, but with employers, too. In addition to providing employees with flexibility and autonomy, both in where they live and how often they work onsite, companies are finding that remote work policies can actually increase productivity and decrease costs. Yet, despite the many benefits, one challenge persists: employee engagement.
Worktank has been a power-user of Microsoft Teams meeting tools from the first beta release, helping many of our clients move their All-Hands, Town Halls, and Senior Leadership meetings to the platform. Teams enables both low-friction virtual events, and high production-value workflows, and Worktank is all-in on the platform for connecting internal, distributed teams.
Over the course of your personal and professional life, you’ve probably seen some truly terrible presenters, and a handful of really great ones. While it might be tempting to try and mimic the best of the best the next time you find yourself behind the podium, chances are your attempt will fall flat. Why? Because you are not that presenter.
Virtual meetings are no longer a novelty in the workplace, they are a necessity. More employees are working remotely than ever before, in fact, a recent Gallup survey found that 43% of Americans spend at least some of their work hours away from the office, and that number is expected to reach more than 50% by the year 2020. The question of how to keep internal communications aligned when team members are geographically dispersed is echoing throughout the business world, and the answer is virtual meeting management.
PowerPoint is an extremely useful tool for both in-person presentations and webcasts, but when you’re new to it, PowerPoint can feel like a bunch of hauntingly blank slides. It can take years to fully master it, but we’ve decided to give you a short cut. Here are the top 7 tips for PowerPoint Presentations that we’ve learned over our 16+ years in the webcast business.
According to countless workplace surveys and human resource polls, company meetings are viewed as one of the top 5 biggest time wasters by employees. Meetings are often disorganized, lack tangible goals and have a tendency to drift off topic. Fortunately, all of these pitfalls can be avoided with a clear and concise meeting agenda.
Everything from the way your employees greet each other in the morning to how your office is designed says something about your company and its culture. Meetings, in particular, can tell you a lot about an organization, and how people feel about it.
Internal conferences and meetings play a crucial role in a company’s ability to develop business strategy, implement new policies, discover industry trends, and connect employees in a way that facilitates discussion and promotes a shared vision.
If you are putting together a conference or corporate event, you most likely want it to be experienced by as many individuals as possible. If you are wondering how to grow your audience or improve company-wide communication; utilizing a live streaming service can be the perfect solution.