Are we are getting in a rut already? So many meetings are on either gotomeeting, conference call, skype or other collaboration tool. But, have you ever had a meeting that engaged two or more tools at the same time? Each of them are good for a specific purpose. Why limit yourself to one at a time. Should you have an online meeting via gotowebinar and then break into tweet chats? Or meet via conference call and then offline in a group forum to followup the discussion. Or even possibly do a tweet chat during an in-person meeting?
We look at meetings as one dimensional and seem to do sometimes what is easiest for the facilitator and not necessarily the best choice for the group. We need to consider the desired outcome and design the process to achieve it.