PATCA: Getting Results in Virtual Meetings

We are in meetings all the time! As we spend more and more of our time in virtual meetings, the skills we use to make meetings effective don’t always work. We need new approaches to achieve the same results.

In this session, we will tackle the three things leaders do that make virtual meetings less effective therefore, less valuable. Meetings are less valuable when leaders:

Allow their virtual audience to consistently multi-task Let the audience hide and not participate Drone on and on or let several audience members do the same About Laura Pierce:

With over 20 years experience in marketing and sales, Laura Pierce is focused on helping clients meet the demands of communicating and training in both the face-to-face and virtual environments. She started her consulting firm in 1998, Pierce McKenzie Associates Inc., to help clients build training programs that build capacity specific to meeting their organizational goals. has worked extensively. In 2010, she joined evoke virtual as a senior consultant managing their consulting practice, program development and instructional design functions within the organization.

Laura is an accomplished facilitator and course developer proficient at creating and delivering virtual training using telepresence, WebEx, Adobe Connect, Blackboard, and a number of other virtual collaboration platforms. One of Laura’s areas of focus is re-purposing face-to-face training for the virtual environment and developing sales enablement and new hire courses.

Laura holds an M.S. from Oregon State University. She has also completed professional development programs at UCLA Anderson School of Management and Stanford Graduate School of Business in Strategic Healthcare Marketing Management.