Course Outcomes

This virtual classroom course for meeting organizers and attendees will:

  • Outline tactics for leveling the playing field for in-person and virtual attendees.
  • Offer a framework for creating a concise and complete agenda.
  • Suggest best practices for keeping eyes and hands engaged.
  • Provide guidance for reducing overtalking, outside noise, and other common problems.

Course Overview

He’s in Chicago, she’s in Austin, a few of them are in Kansas City, and the rest in a Washington conference room. Despite some good planning, the meeting is a bust. What went wrong? In two words, bad mechanics. Conversations lacked balance, people struggled with the audio, and those tuning in remotely never connected with the in-person team. Hybrid meetings are tricky business and harder to run than those where everyone is either virtual or together. This two-hour course covers best practices for leveling the playing field and connecting people who are together and at a distance.

Program Objectives

At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Ask important questions to understand the hybrid presentation environment and its limitations.
  • Target a presentation to a hybrid audience.
  • Organize information so it is easy for a hybrid audience to follow.
  • Avoid favoring an audience based on its location.
  • Leverage engagement strategies to keep everyone interested and focused.

Program Modules

  • Basic Truths: Understanding the Layout and Limitations
  • Determining a Destination: Knowing Where You’re Going
  • Presentation Planning: Choosing a Delivery Strategy
  • Top Tech Tips: Essential Mechanics
  • Here and There: Balancing the Hybrid Audience

By the conclusion of this online instructor-led workshop participants should have an understanding of the tools and techniques they can use to engage people and effectively run a hybrid meeting.