Better virtual meetings

Learn how to organize and run productive and engaging virtual meetings.
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

One of the most common situations you are facing when working with a remote team are virtual meetings. This course will help you improve your virtual meetings to be more engaging and more productive.

What will we cover in this course?

  1. We will walk you through the most common challenges and mistakes you will have to deal with when organizing and running virtual meetings. We will give you specific tips how you can improve.
  2. Then we will take a closer look at virtual presentations. Our virtual cartoon team with Jeff and Sarah will give you a number of tips to improve engagement and interaction when you have to give presentations during a meeting.
  3. Finally, we will look at some of the larger issues that relate to preparation and follow-up of meetings. Here, we will also talk more about the difference between virtual and in-person meetings.

What are the requirements?

  • Suitable for beginners to advanced users. Ideal for users who learn faster when shown.
  • Some experience with virtual meetings, including phone conferences
  • Visual training method, offering users increased retention and accelerated learning.
  • You get best results if you apply all the learnings directly to a case.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Identify major obstacles to productive virtual meetings
  • Organize engaging and productive virtual meetings
  • Know how to deal with problems before, during and after a virtual meeting
  • Know how to give engaging virtual presentations

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who is part of a remote (or distributed) team
  • Anyone who participates in or organizes virtual meetings
  • Personnel development professionals
  • Facilitators
  • IT support staff

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

How are your virtual meetings? This video introduces the online course Better Virtual Meetings. There is a lot you can do do improve your meetings... Take the course and find out more.


This video sets the scene by explaining how working remotely with others is fundamentally different than face-to-face work.

Section 2: Challenges in virtual meetings

This lecture outlines the most common technical problems people face in virtual meetings: Software problems, issues with the technical infrastructure and problems setting up their audio connection.

4 questions

4 questions


Find out when and how you can influence the success of your meeting with these facilitation tips and tricks.

Team and motivation
Dealing with challenges to productive virtual meetings
6 questions
Section 3: Virtual Presentations

This video presents tips to giving engaging and memorable virtual presentations.

Virtual Presentations
3 questions
Section 4: Preparation and follow-up of virtual meetings
Preparation and follow-up of virtual meetings
Section 5: Learn about our other courses
Become a virtual project manager

We are offering a set of 3 webinars on Cross-cultural Communication for remote teams. These webinars are designed to improve your intercultural competence especially if you have to work remotely with your colleagues.

Here are the topics and dates for the 3 webinars:

Webinar 1: Communicating effectively across cultures (Nov 19, 2015)

Webinar 2: Communicating across company boundaries (Dec 3, 2015)

Webinar 3: Critical feedback in remote teams (Dec 15, 2015)

For you, our Udemy course participants, we are offering a 50% discount. Just use the code UdemyMeetings. And if you hurry, you might still get one of the free tickets that we are offering as well.

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Instructor Biography

Hans’ professional career is divided equally into experiences as a management consultant and a line manager. The combination of practical experience and the freedom to focus on innovative conceptual ideas has helped Hans to keep a balance between the restrictions of everyday management and the vision of future organization.

Instructor Biography

Stephan Dohrn, What if we worked differently?

Managing Partner and Collaboration Architect at Radical Inclusion.

Stephan combines expertise and extensive experience in facilitation, social technology, knowledge and information management, and network strategy and governance to help remote teams work better together across distance.

#consulting #facilitation (on- and offline) #coaching #new ways of working #collaboration #social technology #remote teams

Instructor Biography

Juliane Neumann, Virtual facilitator, trainer

Juliane’s background is in facilitation and training. Her career has concentrated on helping large and small international organizations to work more effectively and to achieve synergies. As an avid digital native she creates concepts and designs for workshops, training courses and development programs for both virtual and blended environments. The possibilities of virtual settings inspire her to find new ways of employing the wealth of available media (photos, drawings and videos) to create a rich and memorable experience for participants.

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