Video Conference Ready

We've got the technology, now lets work out how to use it so that we communicate more effectively...


We have invested in technology and reduced our travel costs, yet our projects (and/or business as usual) have actually become less productive. It is a common plight. Video conference does not equal face to face. Whilst some matters can be dealt with quite effectively (and efficiently) over video conference, others should not even be attempted! Working over video conference will not work unless participants adapt to the technology. "Video Conference Ready" is a variation of "Outcome Focussed Meetings" that deals specifically with the challenges presented by video conference technology.


as with "Outcome Focussed Meetings" participants will improve their entire meeting technique. They will have more short meetings that achieve outcomes, and less long meetings where people talk about "stuff". They will start to earn a reputation for progress - worth spending time with. They will waste less time in meetings they didn't need to attend, and will have less "omigod" moments in meetings as they will be well prepared for whatever comes up. They will also understand the limitations of video conference - what I can/can't do over video conference and what alternatives exist. They will get direct comparisons - same meeting both face to face and video conference.


All staff that have access to video conference facilities.

Workshop elements

A balance between theory sessions around engagement and dealing with different personality styles, and more practical sessions on meeting preparation and outcome focus. Most of the afternoon is taken up with practical role plays with comprehensive feedback.


The workshop can be a 1 or 2 day event.

Comments from Previous Participants

"Great course. The facilitators kept us engaged and its probably about the only course I have not zoned out (or dozed off in). What I have learned I can put into practice at work and pass the information along to my teenagers to give them a head start. Looking back on this I wish I had done this course years ago. Hopefully my kids can use the knowledge to get a jump on everyone else their age."

"Training was excellent..I got chance to learn lots of new things that will add an advantage to my career as a consultant."

"Course was well structure and timed. I would not say the content was revolutionary but it was all certainly very engaging. Many of the les-sons served as a great reminder for our we should go about business. The workshop was well facilitated and even the potentially very "hit & miss" activity of roll playing was managed in a way that allowed the benefits to far outweigh any kind of awkwardness. Well done and thanks!"

"Relevant and interactive workshop. Context was intense yet interesting and entertaining. Great presenters kept participants interested and involved. Thanks very much."

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