If you work with a virtual team or have an executive who travels a lot, chances are that you have to regularly plan and coordinate virtual meetings. Learning how to use the various platforms and how to troubleshoot the tech glitches with users can be a full-time job itself some days.

Planning, organizing, and executing these digital meetings is a lot different than planning an in-person gathering. In this week’s feature article, I share several tips on how to prepare for virtual meetings when you aren’t familiar or comfortable with the online tools your team is using. We’re sharing lots of tips and advice on how to run an effective virtual meeting on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages, too.

I also encourage you to check out this post from Microsoft Certified Trainer Vickie Evans on the core skills required to become a Tech Savvy AssistantTM. The technology will continue to advance whether we do or not. If you want to remain relevant and integral to the 21st century office, you need to embrace the technology at hand and learn as much as you can about how to use it.
I think you’ll find it’s not as hard as it first appears. And with a few good procedures and how-to checklists, you’ll be well on your way to mastering virtual meetings in no time.

Supporting your administrative success,

Julie Perrine

P.S. This month, we’ve been celebrating the sixth anniversary of my first book, The Innovative Admin™. If you haven’t checked out the website, downloaded your free resources, or read an excerpt, I invite you to do so now!