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Globalization and advances in technology have changed the way employees, managers, and executives communicate with their employees, customers, prospects, and investors. With the majority of knowledge-based businesses adopting a flexible work model, hybrid meetings have become an essential communication tool to link those who can now work from anywhere.

Prior to COVID 19, hybrid meetings were relatively rare and consisted of the majority of attendees being in person with perhaps someone “dialing in” (and often forgot about). The new hybrid meeting will often look something like this - a group of people gathered in one conference room, maybe another group of people gathered in a huddle room somewhere else, and a variety of folks showing up in their own individual boxes on screen via their personal webcams.

For meeting leaders, managing the expectations, participation, and conversation flow for all of these different constituencies will be fraught with challenges and opportunities. For meeting attendees, especially those joining remotely, figuring out how to exude “presence” in the room will be essential for success.

This new frontier of strategic communication requires an intentional approach. This webinar is about understanding the necessary steps required to make the most of hybrid meetings.

The session will be recorded and a video link will be shared following the event.

Making Hybrid Meetings Matter

Day/Date: Thursday, June 9 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PT)
Platform: Zoom webinar

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Matt Abrahams
Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Co-Founder and Principal, BoldEcho Communication Solutions
Matt Abrahams is an educator and coach who has published research articles on cognitive planning, persuasion, and interpersonal communication. He is the author of Speaking Up Without Freaking Out and the host of the Stanford GSB podcast Think Fast, Talk Smart. He received an MA in communication from UC Davis.


Karin Reed
Karin M. Reed is an Emmy award-winning journalist and CEO of Speaker Dynamics, a corporate communications training firm, featured in Forbes. While speaking through a webcam might be relatively new to much of the world, Karin has been teaching business professionals how to be effective on-camera communicators for nearly a decade. A three-time author, she has been quoted as a thought leader by various prestigious publications, including Inc. Magazine, Fast Company and Business Insider and was named an “Author Who Inspires Us” by McKinsey and Company. Her first book, On-Camera Coach: Tools and Techniques for Business Professionals in a Video-Driven World, (WILEY 2017) was a #1 Hot New Release in Business Communications on Amazon. Her award-winning second book, Suddenly Virtual: Making Remote Meetings Work, written with meeting scientist, Dr. Joseph Allen, was adopted into the curriculum of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford. She and Dr. Allen collaborated again for her third book, Suddenly Hybrid: Managing the Modern Meeting, which hit #1 in Business Communications upon its release in February 2022.

For questions regarding registration for the webinar, please email: [email protected]. Thank you!

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Diversity & Access Office at [email protected] or 650.725.0326 (phone) by June 2, 2022