A lot of hard work goes into planning for a meeting. First you have to find a meeting time that fits everyone’s schedules, come up with an engaging presentation and then follow-up with all attendees afterwards to make sure they walked away with all of your key messages.
In a world where we have multiple meetings every day, this process can quickly become overwhelming. Thankfully, innovative technology has created several mobile apps that can help make the meeting process much more concise.
The following apps are must-haves before and after any of your meetings.
Let’s face it, everyone uses social media now. It’s not just for personal use anymore. LinkedIn provides a great mobile app that you can use either before or after you meetings. If you have a meeting with someone you’ve never met before, LinkedIn is a great source to find out more about that person. You can become familiar with their professional history, their interests and even where they went to school. If after the meeting you want to stay in touch, you can add them to your professional network and get notifications every time they add something new to their profile.
Sometimes we find ourselves in meetings where attendees are logging in virtually from various locations. Although virtual meetings are a great way to get business done with people who aren’t located in the same area, it can be challenging if you don’t have the right tools. Evernote makes it much easier to collaborate. You can take personal notes or group notes. After the meeting is over, you can send your notes to other meeting participants with the click of a button. Or if you’d like, you can just save your notes to your account and they will immediately become available on all of your devices.
With so many different meetings, project deadlines and even personal appointments, it’s very easy to lose track of time and forget things. That’s why it’s so important to have a reliable calendar app. Agenday combines all of your personal and professional calendars into one app where you can get customizable notifications, one-touch access to conference calls and the ability to send messages to meeting attendees when you’re running late.
iMeet is an online meeting tool that you can take with you wherever you go. You can use it if you’re sitting at your desk, in the back of a cab or sitting in your home office. iMeet uses crystal-clear audio and HD-quality video to let its users meet face-to-face.
Although all these apps are great on their own, what if you could use them all together? Well, thankfully you can. iMeet is integrated with both LinkedIn and Evernote. Seamless sign-on allows meetings to start on time and meeting hosts can make a better first impression and have an easier follow-up after the meeting. Agenday, also a PGi product, is integrated with LinkedIn. It analyzes your calendars and provide meeting tips and LinkedIn profiles of your meeting participants so you can have deeper personal connections with your meeting guests.
Get started today and begin to use these apps if you haven’t already.