As passionate collaborators, we spend a lot of time talking about having better meetings here at PGi. Online meeting tools like iMeet® and GlobalMeet® are designed to make your meetings simpler, more effective and more productive.
But they don’t just have to be for meetings! The technology powering online collaboration can be used for a variety of fun uses that go way beyond your weekly status call. Here are 5 unique ways to use your online meeting tool:
1) Virtual Office Parties
With teams increasingly spread across the country and across the globe, it can be difficult if not impossible to get everyone together for fun, team-building activities like parties and retreats. The next time you’re planning an office party, make sure your remote team feels included by adding a virtual component!
2) Video Voicemails
When most people think of recording a virtual meeting, they think of it as a way to document the session for absentees or for later review. But what about using it to create a custom video message for a prospect, colleague or even friend or family member? Meeting on video adds a more personal, human touch, and sending a video message instead of just another voicemail does the same.
3) Family Visits
A nearby coworker has a young son at home and another on the way. He’s been known to pop into his iMeet room to give a quick webcam wave to his wife and son, which is so much more powerful than a simple phone call!
4) Practice Your Presentation
Another great use for meeting recording is to practice your next sales pitch or big presentation you’ve been working on. Jumping into GlobalMeet and recording yourself gives you a chance to critique your presentation’s flow, length, content and more in a no-pressure environment. And best of all, if you’re going to be using an online meeting tool for your pitch, it’s a good chance to kick the technology tires as well!
5) Cooking/DIY Demos
Have you ever needed help finishing a crafts project you found on Pinterest? Or you just can’t seem to get the beurre blanc to turn out right? Leverage a virtual expert to help you finish that meal or project in style, even if that expert’s name is simply “Mom.”
These are just a few of the unique ways you can leverage your online meeting tool for much more than just business. Have any more to add? Share them in the comments below or tweet us @PGi!
Interested in trying iMeet or GlobalMeet for yourself? Contact us today for a free trial!