Answer the following questions True or False based upon what you do when you lead a virtual meeting.
- I always prepare an agenda for each virtual meeting that I lead.
- I use questions, polls, and other interactive components to keep participants at my meetings highly engaged.
- I have a consistent pre-meeting routine that I follow before each virtual meeting.
- Whenever I have new participants on my virtual meetings, I always briefly review the meeting platform guidelines as well as any other meeting logistics.
- When I lead a conference call or webinar, I always use a landline with a noise reduction headset—never a speakerphone, cell phone, or a Voiceover IP phone line.
- I always allow ample time for Q&A during each of my meetings.
- I research what is wanted and needed by the participants on my meeting and adjust my agenda and/or content to fit their needs.
- I constantly engage my participants by asking questions and seeking their feedback.
- If I don’t have time to answer all the questions from my participants during the meeting, I always offer to answer their questions offline after the meeting.
- I always ask “How” and “What” questions on my virtual meetings and never ask “Why?”
Add the number of True responses
Score = 9-10: Professional Leader
Either you are a rare leader with exceptional skills or you may have overestimated your current skills. Review your responses. Next, rank your responses from the strongest to the weakest. The bottom 50 percent represents your opportunities for growth and additional skill development. No More Lame Conference Calls provides even the most experienced leaders with a whole new approach that will allow you to continually upgrade the excellent skills that you have already developed.
Score = 7-8: Solid Leadership Skills
Your virtual meeting leadership skills are stronger than those of most other leaders. Mastering the auditory environment provides the foundation for leading effective face-to-face meetings as well as conference calls and webinars. Use No More Lame Conference Calls as your starting point to identify the various areas where you can improve your virtual meeting leadership. While some leaders find it easier to expand on what is already working well, others prefer to work on the areas where they have the most issues. Either approach works. TThe goal is to begin where you are and continuously grow your leadership skills.
Score = 5-6: Expand Your Foundation
You have a solid foundation on which to build. A good portion of what you’re doing works, yet there are a number of areas where improvement is needed. No More Lame Conference Calls will show you how to quickly spot the areas that are holding you back as well providing you with new strategies to expand your current skills. Wherever you start, any improvements you make will normally produce noticeable results. Where you start is not nearly as important as taking small, consistent steps to improve. (Additional Resource: 16 Secrets to a Great Conference Call)
Score = 4 or Less: No Trial and Error for You!
A score of 4 or less indicates that you may be new to leading virtual meetings or perhaps you’re overly hard on yourself. The great news is that you will not have to unlearn a host of bad habits that most experienced leaders have to unlearn. No More Lame Conference Calls provides you with the strong auditory skills that are the foundation for leading successful conference calls, face-to-face meetings, and webinars. The good news is that you are starting with a resource that the other more experienced leaders never had. They had to rely on trial and error. You don’t. (Additional Resource: 16 Secrets to a Great Conference Call)