The Virtual Business Meeting –

November 5, 2015 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Virginia SBDC

Meetings. They're invaluable and they're insufferable. Some people love meetings, and others love to hate them.

The statistics are clear, though; in the United States, the average person spends 31 hours a month in meetings. Cumulatively, that's well over 2.64 billion meetings per year for us. It's not just the cost of time cost; there are also salaries for everyone in the meeting, travel costs, and expenditures like food, beverages, and rent. This doesn't even account for the soft costs of lost productivity of each of those meeting attendees while they're in that meeting, especially if they may not need to be.

While not all meetings can be deleted from the calendar, there are ways to make meetings more effective and efficient.

One way is meeting virtually to reduce travel time and costs. Sometimes this actually creates a more intimate meeting (which leads to greater bonding and camaraderie and lower group-think) than live, in-person meetings. On-line meetings have challenges - That's the topic of this Webinar, "The Virtual Business Meeting: Effective Meetings in a Digital World."

In this Web-based presentation, we will cover:

  • practical guidelines for hosting effective meetings;
  • the tools that are available on the Web today to help you efficiently host and manage a wide range of audio and video meetings; and,
  • how to facilitate meetings for greater outcomes as well as managing the post-meeting actions necessary for meetings not to have been in vain.

We will be available live to answer questions you have about creating and managing online meetings for your business!

This Webinar, as part of the Beyond Google: Marketing and Managing on the Web series will be presented by Ray Sidney-Smith, Web & Mobile Strategist, author of SoLoMo Success: Social Media, Local and Web Small Business Marketing Strategy Explained, and President of W3 Consulting, a Web, Social & Mobile strategy, development and training firm helping business owners learn why and how to use Web, mobile and digital technologies for greater marketing and management impact.

Each Webinar has allotted time for questions-and-answers at the end, so come with yours!

Who should attend?

  • Small business owners, entrepreneurs, micropreneurs, solopreneurs
  • Office/sales/customer service managers, marketing directors, executives and professionals
  • Administrative/executive assistants and sales/account representatives
  • Nonprofit executive directors and board members

Click here to register:

It's always best to have all other applications closed on your computer, laptop, or mobile device from which you're watching the Webinar. You should have a broadband (cable, FiOS or DSL) connection to the Internet. Log on several minutes early to make sure you are up and running properly for the Webinar.