Remote board meetings are virtual versions, or virtual face-toface board meetings, where you can connect with other attendees through an easy-to use, secure online platform. Instead of wasting time and money on travel expenses your team can attend the meeting from the comfort of their office or at home.

The first step to a successful remote board meeting is deciding on the most effective video conference software that is secure, accessible and packed with useful tools. Once you’ve found the right one, make sure you conduct a test run prior to the meeting to ensure all participants are familiar with it and can get started quickly.

It’s recommended to check out the specific rules and regulations of your state for remote meetings. There may be the legal requirements, so you should consult your board administrator or lawyer prior to arranging a meeting.

It’s also recommended to turn off your microphone when you’re not talking to allow other participants to clearly hear your conversation. This helps keep the meeting on course by avoiding unnecessary interruptions which can cause frustration for everyone involved.

Final tip: Before you begin, set clear goals and deadlines. This will help you keep the meeting on track and be sure to complete all items on your agenda. This will help keep remote board members engaged and focused during the meeting.