Remote board meetings are an online version of the traditional face to face board meeting. In this type of meeting, you and other participants join via an online secure and user-friendly platform. Rather than spending time and money on travel costs your team can attend the meeting from the comfort of their own office or home.

The first step to having a successful remote board meeting is to choose the best video conference software that is safe, easy to use and packed with useful tools. Once you’ve chosen the best video conference software, be sure to test it out prior to the event so that everyone is able to get started.

It’s also a good idea to read the rules and regulations of your state regarding remote meetings. There may be legal requirements that you need to consider So, make sure to check with your board admin or lawyer to ensure you’re a compliance prior to scheduling a remote conference.

It’s also a good idea to mute your microphone when you’re not speaking to ensure that others can clearly hear your conversation. This keeps the meeting on time by avoiding interruptions that could be annoying for everyone.

Last tip: Prior to you begin, set specific goals and time limitations. This way, you’ll be able to keep the meeting on track and make sure you’ve covered every item on your agenda. This will help keep board members on the phone and focused during the meeting.