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Teleconferencing: How To Keep 'Em Engaged

As teams find out quickly enough, Agile work shifts emphasis to different skills than they may have valued before. For example - when realtime communication is preferred over heavy documents, the ability to facilitate effective team meetings with teleconferencing tools becomes much more critical. In this InfoQ article, Pete Johnson,'s chief architect, has written a list of recommendations for those wanting to improve these skills. And he knows whereof he speaks - he's been teleworking in various forms for a decade.

Some of his key points include:

  • Distribute a numbered agenda before the meeting.
  • Be sure to communicate the reason for the meeting and why people are invited.
  • Put a system in place for making sure everyone gets a chance to speak.
  • Be clear about your desktop sharing connection logistics in advance.
  • Don't share your entire desktop if you can at all avoid it !
  • Be a good participant by being engaged and using your own tools well.
Johnson includes practical tips for using MS-Meeting and IM.

Read the InfoQ article: Offer People Reasons to Love Your Remote Meetings, and share your own stories or tips as well!

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