We’ve all been there. After a year of non-stop video conferences, motivating teams virtually is getting harder. But perhaps we’ve not been doing it right?
In contrast, a virtual audience can do all of the above! The average meeting participant now has an attention span of just 10 minutes and this is down to 3 factors:
To counteract these challenges you need to be deliberate in how you design and deliver your virtual meeting. And that’s where 3CX can help. Use these techniques to plan interactive online meetings guaranteed to get your audience hooked:
Interactive Polling and Gamification
Let your audience know that their thoughts matter with 3CX’s interactive polling feature. Running quick polls, quizzes and games give your audience an active role to play in your virtual events. They’ll tune into the conversation, ready to answer the next question that comes up. Polls are also a great way to test your audience’s understanding at the beginning of your virtual conference so that you can tailor your content accordingly.
Switching speakers is a great way to mix up the tone and pace of your presentation. Each presenter will bring their own personal style to the meeting, which keeps participants interested until the end. Splitting a 40-minute presentation into 4 sections, with different presenters (or shared between two of you), will help you overcome the attention span challenge.
Integrated Collaboration Tools
Why stick to presentations when you can weave interactive activities into your meetings? Ideal for online classes or virtual conferences, activities encourage attendees to reflect on the content of the presentation so far and embeds their learnings. Take advantage of group whiteboards and integrated chat features to share ideas as a group. Or divide attendees into their own breakout rooms and run mini-workshops online.
Mix Up Your Mediums
If you’re planning a live event for your team, you don’t just stand and talk at them for an hour solid. You have entrance music, video’s, powerpoints and maybe even the odd meme thrown in for good measure! Do the same with your video conferences by mixing up the mediums you use to captivate your audience. Then flick back to full-screen video to really drive home your key message.
3CX users can share images, video’s and more using the handy file sharing tool, whilst screen sharing lets you take participants by the hand as you demo your product or service offerings.
Then consider access. Faffing around with pin codes and login details can discourage participants before they’ve even got in the room. So make joining as easy as possible! 3CX WebMeetings are accessible via unique, encrypted URLs so participants can join in a single click from a compatible web browser. There’s even the option to join from the 3CX mobile apps if you’re on the move- so there’s no excuse for missing out!
Energise Your Video Conferences With 3CX
Ready to reinvigorate your video conferences? Take the first step with the Technology Group.
Our 3CX solutions include video conferencing for unlimited users, so there’s no need to purchase any additional software or install a plugin!
Whether it’s a webinar, business meeting or online class, we’ve got the tools you need to hook your audience and keep them with you until the very end. Get in touch with our sales team to set up your free 3CX Webmeeting trial.
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