Learn how to organize and run productive and engaging virtual meetings.


The course “Learn how to organize and run productive and engaging virtual meetings” offers comprehensive training designed to enhance the effectiveness of virtual meetings for remote teams. Aimed at a wide range of participants, including those who organize or partake in virtual meetings, personnel development professionals, facilitators, and IT support staff, the course covers fundamental and advanced strategies for improving virtual meeting productivity and engagement.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify Obstacles: The course begins by identifying common challenges in virtual meetings, such as technical issues and engagement problems, and provides strategies to overcome these obstacles.
  2. Organize Engaging Meetings: Participants will learn how to plan and conduct meetings that are both engaging and productive. The course emphasizes the importance of preparation and effective follow-up to ensure that meetings are successful and actionable outcomes are achieved.
  3. Dealing with Problems: It offers practical solutions for dealing with issues that may arise before, during, and after virtual meetings, including technical difficulties and participant disengagement.
  4. Engaging Presentations: Special attention is given to improving virtual presentations, with tips on maintaining audience interest and interaction, presented by a virtual cartoon team featuring characters Jeff and Sarah.


The course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced users, and is ideal for those who learn more effectively through visual methods. Participants should have some experience with virtual meetings, including phone conferences, to get the most out of the course. Applying the learnings directly to a real-world scenario is recommended for optimal results.

Course Content:

The course is structured into five sections comprising nine lectures, with a total length of 44 minutes. Key lectures include:

  1. Introduction to Better Virtual Meetings: This initial video sets the stage for the course, emphasizing the potential for significant improvement in virtual meetings.
  2. Virtual is Different: This lecture highlights the fundamental differences between virtual and in-person meetings, preparing participants to adapt their approach accordingly.
  3. Dealing with Technical Issues: Focuses on common technical problems, such as software issues and audio setup problems, and provides solutions.
  4. Virtual Facilitation Tips: Offers tips and tricks for influencing the success of virtual meetings through effective facilitation.
  5. Engaging Virtual Presentations: Provides techniques for delivering memorable and interactive virtual presentations.
  6. Preparation and Follow-Up: Stresses the importance of thorough preparation and effective follow-up to maximize meeting productivity.

Additional Resources:

The course also offers a series of three webinars on cross-cultural communication for remote teams, designed to enhance intercultural competence. These webinars are available at a discounted rate for course participants, with the option of free tickets for early registrants.

In summary, this course is a valuable resource for anyone involved in virtual meetings, providing practical tools and techniques to enhance meeting effectiveness, engagement, and productivity.

What You’ll Learn

  • Identify major obstacles to productive virtual meetings
  • Organize engaging and productive virtual meetings
  • Know how to deal with problems before, during and after a virtual meeting
  • Know how to give engaging virtual presentations



  • Suitable for beginners to advanced users. Ideal for users who learn faster when shown.
  • Some experience with virtual meetings, including phone conferences
  • Visual training method, offering users increased retention and accelerated learning.
  • You get best results if you apply all the learnings directly to a case.


One of the most common situations you are facing when working with a remote team are virtual meetings. This course will help you improve your virtual meetings to be more engaging and more productive.

What will we cover in this course?

  1. We will walk you through the most common challenges and mistakes you will have to deal with when organizing and running virtual meetings. We will give you specific tips how you can improve.
  2. Then we will take a closer look at virtual presentations. Our virtual cartoon team with Jeff and Sarah will give you a number of tips to improve engagement and interaction when you have to give presentations during a meeting.
  3. Finally, we will look at some of the larger issues that relate to preparation and follow-up of meetings. Here, we will also talk more about the difference between virtual and in-person meetings.

Who this course is for

  • Anyone who is part of a remote (or distributed) team
  • Anyone who participates in or organizes virtual meetings
  • Personnel development professionals
  • Facilitators
  • IT support staff