Just say no to sleepy meetings.

Low energy. Distracted. Slow-paced. Lacking depth.

The problem with remote meetings…over and over...and over and over...can be captured in one word.

Sleepy. Keeping the energy in the room is no small task!

If you're finding yourself in a remote-meeting rut, here are six ways you can breathe new life into your virtual conversations, whether formal or informal:

1) Drive it home

Slow virtual meetings feel 10x slower than slow in-person meetings. If you (or someone on your team) has the virtual floor in a meeting, set the pace. Know your point, know where are going, and drive through to the point. It takes a little extra effort, but your team will pick up on this energy. Be clear, be focused, and get straight to it.

2) Call people by name