With the uncertainty which has come due to COVID-19, maintaining continuity of service within your business is vital to keep moving forward. Those who evolve and adapt to the current circumstances will have a better chance to reduce damage to their day to day operations. With social distancing key to reducing the spread of the virus, many businesses are choosing to work from home, where possible. This has led to the rise of online tools to facilitate meet ups, events and communications amongst spread out teams.
Pro-actively readying yourself and your team to engage with online events and meet ups is very different to the situation most people find themselves in now, where we have been forced in to re-actively adapting to the circumstances which are popping up daily. We now need to become proficient and competent with these new spaces online, and to understand how best to run online events to keep moving forward.
At Iconic Offices, we hold upwards of 20 events a month for our Community, all of which exist in our physical spaces, which we now have to rethink to maintain engagement with our members for the short term.
Google Hangouts, Zoom, Slack, Microsoft Teams and more are familiar names which are gathering market share which all offer a great service depending on your needs. But rather than advise on software, we want to focus more on some tips to help run great online events or meeting.
- Introduce yourself and make an impact
- Be aware of your surroundings – they can see it!
- Position yourself in a space that is quiet and functional for the task in hand
- Stare at your phone or look distracted
- Answer emails or do other jobs while on screen
- Interrupt people talking
Social (if applicable)
Keep track of the time and be the last to leave
Prepare for what could go wrong
Finally, enjoy it!