10 Ways to Humanize Your Video Meetings


The former Head of Design Thinking at Fidelity Investments shares how to make online meetings more produtive and more human.

If you’ve been spending hours each day leading or participating in videoconferences, you know that they can feel like a black hole. You have to be focused, looking at the screen, and nodding — but time sometimes creeps by without the feeling of forward momentum, real connection, or creative generativity.

If your online meetings are starting to all blend together, you are not alone. I developed a list of tips for making online meetings more human and more productive to combat this fatigue. . 

My advice for you is to try one of these tips in your next meeting. Then try another. But definitely don’t force yourself to integrate all 10 at once.

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