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3 Apps to Help Organize Company Meetings

April 25, 2018 - 3:24 pm
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Whether sharing policy updates, hosting a planning or strategy session, or discussing important objectives and goals, meetings are a critical communication forum for businesses of every size. Today’s digital landscape boasts a variety of apps which are designed to simplify meeting planning, boost productivity and help teams stay organized and on track during company meetings. To assist in your meeting planning, scheduling, communicating, and following up, you may want to consider one of these meeting apps.

 

Less Meeting

The Less Meeting app is all about streamlining the meeting processes in every phase, including planning, running and following up on meetings. The planning tool helps create agendas and simplify minutes as well as find ways to implement meeting best practices. During meetings, notes can be taken online while action items and decision making can be tracked and documented. Automated follow up allows all of this information to be dispersed once the meeting is over, creating less need for post-meeting questions, especially from team members who may have missed a meeting. The follow-up process also generates reminders and tracks action items. Meetings can be conducted and attended anywhere via iPhone and iPad apps.

 

ezTalks Cloud Meeting

Users can join an online meeting from a mobile device by logging into the ezTalks Cloud Meeting app via a Google account or social media platform like Facebook. Once joined, meeting attendees can chat with each other, share screens and presentations and document ideas, notes and more on whiteboards. Meetings can be conducted via video conference, and customers, suppliers and more can be contacted during meetings via group or private text messages. This app is also great for hosting webinars. A record and playback feature allows any meeting, webinar or training session to be recorded and saved in real time for playback and sharing at a later date. ezTalks Cloud Meeting supports multiple digital platforms including Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad, and various web browsers.

 

Doodle

Doodle is a meeting scheduling app that allows you to find out team member availability through its polling feature. This is great for bigger companies or even smaller teams that are widely geographically dispersed so that you can find out who is available to meet, and when. The integrated calendar and address book make it easy to poll participants straight from your contact list and suggest meeting dates based on open calendar dates. You can also suggest meeting places, times, and preferences. For instance, if you’re hosting a lunch meeting, you can create a poll asking attendees for menu preferences. You’ll be notified every time a participant responds. Once everyone votes, you can share the final results, set your meeting, and even plan the agenda via the Doodle app. This eliminates the need for multiple phone calls and emails to try and establish the best meeting date and time. All polls can be viewed and saved via the Doodle dashboard. A subscription-based premium version of the app offers the ability to request additional information from participants such as contact emails or addresses, as well as custom design, SSL encryption and more. Doodle is also available across multiple digital platforms on major mobile devices via the Apple app store or Google Play.

 

This article was written by Lori Melton for Small Business Pulse