At Worktank, we’re all about communicating, engaging and connecting. We’re really good at educating businesses on how they can use video solutions to do all three of these things effectively with their internal teams, external partners, clients and customers. But here’s the thing, it’s possible to do too much, particularly with regard to video meetings.
The impact from COVID-19 has been unfathomable, and even after it’s gone, it’s likely to have lasting effects on the corporate office landscape. Many companies are faced with the decision of whether or not to reopen their offices, or in the very least, they’re thinking about scaling back.
For years, Worktank has successfully supported many of our clients’ events using Zoom. The ease of use, integration features, and video-first focus have made it a go-to platform for public-facing “webinar” style events, as well as internal conference calls and team meetings. Its rise in popularity has been impressive, and not unexpected.
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.
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.
As collaboration and communication tools continue to evolve, another platform shift is taking place. Are you ready? Microsoft Teams is receiving full support from RedmondMag.com (the independent voice of the Microsoft IT community) as the future of collaboration. Internally, Microsoft is going all-in on the platform, and while it still has room to grow and improve, it has reached a stage of maturity to add value to your internal communications right away.
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.