Remote board meetings are an online version of the traditional face-to-face board meeting. You and your fellow attendees connect via a secure, easy-to-use online platform. Your team can attend the meeting without the need to travel or pay for travel expenses.

The first step for a successful remote meeting is to choose the most effective video software for conferencing. It must be safe, user-friendly, and have a lot of useful tools. Once you’ve picked the right one, make sure to conduct a test run prior to the meeting to ensure that everyone is familiar with it and are able to get started quickly.

It’s recommended to review the specific rules and laws of your state concerning remote meetings. There may be the legal implications, so speak to your board administrator or attorney prior to arranging the meeting.

Another piece of etiquette for virtual meetings that’s worth considering is to turn off your microphone when you’re not talking to let other participants hear the conversation more clear. This helps keep the meeting on the right track by avoiding interruptions which can cause stress for everyone involved.

Final point: Before you begin, set clear goals and time limits. This way, you’ll keep the call on schedule and complete every item on your agenda. This will also help keep your remote board members more engaged and focused throughout the meeting.