How to Conduct a Successful Remote Board Meeting

Remote board meetings are an online version of the traditional face-to-face board meeting, where you and other participants join via an online, secure, and easy-to-use platform. Your team can attend the meeting without having to travel or pay for travel expenses.

The first step for a successful remote meeting is to select the best video software for conferencing. It should be safe, easy to use and include a variety of useful tools. Once you’ve selected the best one, make sure to perform a test before the meeting to ensure everyone is familiar with the software and can start using it quickly.

You should also review the rules and regulations of your state that govern remote meetings. There may be legal requirements that you’ll need to be aware of therefore, you should consult your board admin or lawyer to ensure you’re a compliance prior to scheduling a remote conference.

It’s also an excellent idea to mute your microphone when not speaking so that the other participants can clearly hear your conversation. This can help keep the meeting on the right track by avoiding unnecessary interruptions which can be a source of frustration for everyone involved.

Lastly, it’s important to set precise goals and deadlines for the meeting before you begin. You can then keep the meeting on track and finish all items on your agenda. This will also help you keep your remote board members more active and focused throughout the meeting.