As remote work and hybrid meetings have become the norm and organizations are transitioning their way of holding meetings and events, the need for hybrid meetings has skyrocketed. Hybrid meetings remain a great way to ensure some semblance of collaboration and productivity, but they can be daunting for both the meeting planner and the attendees. For a meeting planner, there can be a lot of unknowns if you are not technologically savvy. Also, a meeting planner is essentially designing two meetings! As an attendee, whether in-person or remote, you should always feel like a valued participant.
So, what does it take to run a great hybrid meeting? Technology is part of the glue that will hold your hybrid meeting together. Participants should be fully engaged and see the faces of in-room attendees, shared presentations, documents, and any other content used during the meeting. They need to feel like an integral part of the meeting rather than a distant observer. But before all of this, the meeting planner must first make sure that venues can supply this service instead of having to utilize an expensive outside vendor and that their equipment works! According to a survey done by markletic, around 38% of planners say they run into technical problems when hosting virtual events. The Owl Pro System, created by Owl Labs may be the answer to a successful meeting!