5. Activity Wrap-Up: Making Meetings More Efficient
In this activity you: Created a meeting agenda in Google Docs andshared it with attendees.
Scheduled a virtual meeting using Google Calendar, Joined a virtual meeting using Google Hangouts,And added meeting notes to share with attendees as you presented your screen.
Planning, facilitating, and participating in meetings is a crucial part of workplacecommunications.
The most effective meetings are ones where Attendees know what to expect,Information is shared clearly, Decisions are made, andAttendees walk away with a list of action items with concrete time frames and responsibilitiesDigital applications like the ones you used in this activity can help you achieve thosegoals.
The communication skills you learned in this activity are valuable in any job or personalpursuit.
You might: Gather a group of employees to brainstormways to solve a problem, Meet with new hires to go over policies andprocedures,or meet with coaches, board members, and parents about a fundraiser for a team or clubCreating materials and facilitating using digital tools makes meetingsmore accessible and collaborative.
Questions can be answered, decisions made, and action items assigned using free toolsthat meeting attendees can access and use from any computer or device.
Digital communication helps information flow smoothly.
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