Online Meeting Magic

Sharp interaction during results-oriented online meetings

More and more you meet virtually with customers, colleagues and stakeholders. Maybe you even lead one or several remote (project)team(s). You master the basics of online meeting… enough to take it to the next level and add some magic sauce. At Beanmachine we have been meeting online for years now, with different target groups and different objectives. We found many ways to start a dialogue, share knowledge and collect information in a fast, efficient and fun way with (many) people online. Keen to make your remote meetings more attractive and dynamic?
Your 5 burning questions?
— Question 1 —
Am I ready to switch to online? Am I mentally prepared? Do I still experience resistance with myself and/or the participants? How do I put the topic on the table? When and how do I want to use this?
— Question 2 —
How do I make optimal use of my organisation's available technology for online meetings? How can I add to that? How can I make better use of it?
— Question 3 —
How do I ensure basic hygiene in my online meeting in a motivating way? How do I make them interactive, fun and attractive for all attendees?
— Question 4 —
What steps can I take before, during and after the online meeting for maximum efficiency? Which tools can I use to support these steps?
— Question 5 —
How can we continue to use online meetings in a very focused way in our daily practice, looking for the ideal mix of Composition (who, where) Frequency (when, how often) and Channel (virtual or analogue).

Target audience

  • You want to increase your skill with the available tools in your organisation and/or get to know and use the different features better.
  • You want to make sure you and your participants don't die of "death by videoconf.
  • You want to kill one-way traffic and allow optimal interaction online
  • You like speed, efficiency in your meetings and want this online as well
  • You don't want the technology to get in the way, you want it to support what you want to achieve with your meeting.
  • When life gives you lemons, make lemonade: in these special times, you want to become very good at remote facilitation
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Our 4 building blocks program

Short intake to get acquainted with the specific needs and the available technology. Arrange access to the existing meeting applications to ensure optimum efficiency of the training. We apply the 4M's of meeting magic (Mindset - Muscles - Method - Machinery) to these 4 steps:

  • Step 1: prepare and invite
  • Step 2: connect and launch the meeting
  • Step 3: diverge and dive deep into content
  • Step 4: converge, engage and follow up
Program mode Purpose Duration
Online crash course Online learning by doing 90'

"Online work originated as a bypass for analog work. Someday those roles will be reversed. And it remains to be seen whether that will be for a long time to come."

Jan Bal, bean mechanic and online coffee drinker