Maximizing the Value of Virtual Meetings – Part 1: Preparing and Opening
Meetings are where we hope to collaborate, positively influence the perceptions of our colleagues, prospects and customers, and make progress toward achieving goals. They need to be run well, or we run the rist of causing frustration, eroding morale, and not producing the intended results! The nature of VIRTUAL meetings can add a layer of complexity and definitely the need to be even MORE effective in the skills and strategies needed to communicate and collaborate well!
In “Maximizing the Value of Virtual Meetings” participants learn to prepare for meetings by researching accounts and setting objectives that are valuable, measurable, and achievable. They also learn to prepare strategies that enable them to achieve their objectives for the meeting and the opportunity.
Participants learn a validated six-step process for effectively guiding the opening of meetings – especially virtual meetings – in a way that sets a productive tone, direction, and focus while also effectively meeting the personal needs of everyone involved.
Participants learn that when opening a virtual meeting, it is critical to include and involve everyone in the meeting from the start.
- Prepare for calls by establishing concrete, measurable objectives and strategies
- Open the call in a way that establishes a positive and productive tone and direction
- Establish and focus the sales dialogue in a way that attends to the positional and personal needs of the prospect or client
- Involve participants and begin the foundations for truly working WITH and not FOR the prospect or customer