Online meetings and webinars have become more common in recent years. Meetings now take place online quite regularly. Like traditional meetings, they aren’t always run well. We at Rostrum have considerable accumulated experience in getting the message across effectively in the traditional speaking and meeting space. This was an opportunity for Rostrum to adapt our organisation’s meeting and speaking skills to make a similar contribution online.
Our on-line meetings follow a pretty standard Rostrum meeting format, with some adjustments for the technology. A typical on-line meeting has the following components:
The meeting coordinator normally starts the on-line meeting before the designated time. We do this so participants can join the meeting and check that everything is working (video, sound, screen-sharing if doing a presentation) before the meeting gets under way…… More
A range of different exercises, including table topics (impromptu speeches), prepared speeches and presentations.
An accredited Rostrum coach provides positive encouragement, constructive criticism and ideas for improvement to help you develop and expand your skills as a speaker.
We use Zoom to host meetings. Zoom works on computers (Windows, Mac & Linux) and mobile devices.
The app is free to download and is generally considered superior to joining via a browser.
From time to time we may try other services, however all the main videoconferencing services work across a range of devices.