Do you often attend online phone or video conferences? Are there times you feel like skipping the call because they can get boring or repetitive? Do you ever host a phone or video conference? Whether you host it or are a participant on a conference call, I encourage you to inspire some excitement on the call. In this article you will read about a variety of ways to spruce up any conference call.
First, it is imperative to have a theme to your call. No, not a costume theme or party theme; rather, a topic theme. For example, every Wednesday inside our Transform Mastermind Global Community, one of our Team Directors or myself host the Connect, Collaborate, & Conquer video conference for our members. Those 3 C’s are the theme, not the topic. The topic is found inside the theme. Let’s break the theme apart and add the topics…shall we?
The first C is Connect. The question we must ask is: How do we get everyone on the call to connect with each other? Of course, there are many ways to do this. Remembering back to a time when I did a google search to find this answer, I was annoyed. Every tip and trick was thoughtless and noncreative, and this is why I am writing this article. So, it was up to me to create excitement in connecting on our video conferences. We must truly understand what it means to connect if our mission is to connect. Connecting is not sharing with each other what we do; instead, it is getting in tune with each other–feeling each other’s heart beat. Below is a step-by-step process to get people to connect on and after your video conference.