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1 min read In the time of working remotely, more and more organizations are moving entirely to online meetings.

Not only are online meetings convenient, but an excellent opportunity to engage more of your members that may not have been available to travel to meetings previously.

Inform your members ahead of time.

In preparation for moving your meetings to an online format, you must inform your members ahead of time of the move.

Virtual meetings may be a new experience for some, so it’s essential to provide information on how the session will work so that the transition is seamless for all members.

Consider various formats.

Online meetings can be a combination of previously recorded content and live-action engagement. In general, any pre-recorded content should be a shorter form of communication.

For example, ahead of each pitch, you can have an introduction from a member that reviewed the deal. These introductions can also be live or previously recorded.

Or consider having prospective entrepreneurs pitch in real-time, and then use the Q&A box to field questions during and after presentations.

In other words, you have less time to say what you want to say, so you need to make it count.

Update your processes.

Update your deal flow process to include asking for 1-minute recorded pitches from those you are screening ahead of the session.

Adding this to your checklist ahead of each meeting is an excellent way to get pre-recorded content you can use for this and other online events.

The more you can record in advance, the more efficient you can make the entire process.

We’ve created a checklist that you can use to help you keep organized in these new processes:

online meeting checklist

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Hall T. Martin is the founder and CEO of the TEN Capital Network.TEN Capital has been connecting startups with investors for over ten years. You can connect with Hall about fundraising, business growth, and emerging technologies via LinkedIn or email:

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