For years now, I have been leading online meetings for the Leadership Circle, the Aspiring Ambassadors of Scrum and of course many sprint plannings and reviews. How to we get good results out of the meetings. The following tips are so useful, I now put them in every meeting invite.
Some suggestions for an effective online meeting:
Block the 15 minutes before the event so you can get away from your previous meeting and get the technology set up (camera, headphones, making sure you can start zoom and access trello ).
Plan to sit in a quiet place with good internet access and power for your device(s).
Ensure that you have front-lighting so people can see your face.
If you are using some tools to share the agenda or discussion points (jira, trello, google docs or office online), enter your topics and update your cards before the meeting starts, so your time together can focus on our discussing the topics, not entering the data.
My guess is these give us an extra 15 minutes of useful time in a 1 hour call.
How do you improve the effectiveness of your online meetings?