A forum is an online meeting place for open discussion of different topics. Many companies are turning to online forums for a numbers of reasons. Forums can serve as a meeting place for employees who may work for different branches. Or, a forum could create a space for employees to comment on a recent training or have questions answered after a live business meeting. However, creating a forum can be a daunting task. Here are a few tips on how to create an effect forum for business meetings.
The first step to creating a forum is to find software. Forum creation software is available all over the internet. Companies may be able to find some available for free through a download, or they may need to purchase it. However, not all of it will meet a business's needs. Make sure to research each software to learn about their limits and different features. Companies may even consider asking partner companies for ideas. Some software features may not be necessary, but some limits may keep a company from carrying out an effective meeting. Especially if the forum must be accessed through a closed network that cannot be entered from outside of the office.
Email is one of the most popular means of communication within the workplace; in fact, roughly 90% of all workers who have access to the Internet during their workday use it to write and send emails. People prefer email for good reason - it's fast, efficient, and easier, as many people will opt to send an email than pick up the phone and try to get a hold of someone or make a trip to someone's office.Continue reading "Email Etiquette"
As technology advances at rapid paces each day, more and more companies are finding that web conferencing is an effective, cost-effective way to handle business. Web conferencing is a form of technology that uses an internet connection to hold group meetings or trainings in real-time via the internet. Businesses enjoy the following features web conferencing provides:
- Save money. Web conferencing brings clients and employees together for face-to-face meetings via the internet, so you save money on the costs of gas or airfare when traveling to other locations.
- Build rapport. Business people who utilize web conferencing can build rapport without leaving their office by seeing body language and faces.
- Brainstorm. Web conferencing allows employees to brainstorm with customers or associates in real time, saving a great deal of time.