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5. Activity Wrap-Up: Making Meetings More Efficient

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In this activity you: Created a meeting agenda in Google Docs and shared 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 workplace communications.

The most effective meetings are ones where Attendees know what to expect, Information is shared clearly, Decisions are made, and Attendees walk away with a list of action items with concrete time frames and responsibilities Digital applications like the ones you used in this activity can help you achieve those goals.

The communication skills you learned in this activity are valuable in any job or personal pursuit.

You might: Gather a group of employees to brainstorm ways to solve a problem, Meet with new hires to go over policies and procedures, or meet with coaches, board members, and parents about a fundraiser for a team or club Creating materials and facilitating using digital tools makes meetings more accessible and collaborative.

Questions can be answered, decisions made, and action items assigned using free tools that meeting attendees can access and use from any computer or device.

Digital communication helps information flow smoothly.

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