Step 8

Facilitate Virtually

Overview

• Distinguish between in-person and virtual meetings.

• Master the virtual tools and technology.

• Communicate virtually.

Virtual meetings allow groups to collaborate who might otherwise never have the chance, most likely because their locations make travel to in-person meetings too expensive and time consuming. Thankfully, technology provides a way for teams to work together remotely and accomplish much of the same work.

The facilitator of a virtual meeting—whether working via video or web conference, or audio only—has much the same role as the facilitator of an in-person meeting, with some advantages and disadvantages. Virtual meetings save money on time and expenses moving people from place to place and ...

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