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4 Should Your Meeting Be a Videoconference?

Meetings can be called for different purposes: brainstorming, listening to a speech, covering an agenda step by step, meeting the legal requirements of an annual board meeting, training, problem solving, collaborating on a medical decision, strategic planning, team building, introducing new people, reporting and updating, or selling.

Of course, not all meetings work well as videoconferences. For example, technical training seems to work very well in many virtual meetings, whereas staff motivation does not work nearly so well in a virtual meeting. Shared brainstorming among five different people across a huge geographical area is a clumsy use of VC, unless they go off-line to brainstorm and then ...

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