I do a lot of remote (i.e. separated by distance) recurring weekly or bi-weekly meetings with colleagues. This is a regular cadence to be able to focus on both near term tactical moves and longer term strategic objectives and what we can do to support each other in those things.
We had been using a combination of Zoom (for voice, sometimes video) and Google Docs (for text based notes, sometimes with images and links). This technology combination is great at mediating the connection - the sound quality is good with Zoom and the collaborative typing works well in Google Docs.
However, getting everyone to follow (at least) two links in order to be working together is not ideal. And a shared document is good for dumping information, but requires more work to organize and review anything chronologically.
Now we are using Explain Everything as both the voice-mediator and collaborative workspace. Each meeting, we simply create a new slide. Some times, especially if one regular attendee is absent, we'll record some of the conversation OR create a short 2-3 recap at the end so that there is both a visual and audible summary.
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