Online Meetings for Dummies

Your meetings online starting tomorrow

Remote customers. Team members in different locations. Participants or stakeholders that cannot or will not come to you. Rings a bell? We obviously prefer to have everyone physically in one place because we get more non-verbal and contextual information that way. And that’s what seems to disappear when you meet online… but does it really? At Beanmachine, we have been meeting online for years and have found many ways to start a dialogue, share knowledge and collect information in a fast, efficient and fun way with (many) people online.Want to learn the basics and start apply immediately the day after? Then sign on for this online 60’ session (free demo) and learn the 4 steps to run successful online meetings.

This online training is for you if...

  • You want to transfer your meetings fast to an online version due to circumstances
  • “Those new online tools” are not (yet) your cup of tea, or you want to get to know more features
  • You like speed and efficiency in your meetings, yet don’t know how to do that online?
  • You don’t want technology to highjack your meeting; you want it to do what it should to support making the meeting successful

What do you get out of this?

  • You learn to implement a basic online meeting hygiene that ensures efficiency and fun
  • You get to know some basic tools so that you can work in the best way possible before, during and after your meeting.
  • You get tips, tricks and best practices on how you can get started with online meetings
  • You get useful “cards” as reminders when you prepare, run and follow up on your future online meetings

Our first step is of course to help you get to grips with the technology. But you will also learn some facilitation techniques during this training, so that you can incorporate interaction and fun in the meetings. In short, the ideal way to set your first steps as facilitator of online meetings. Now and forever thereafter.

How do we approach the training?

We actively dive into the subject during an online session of 60’. Before the session, you will already get a warm-up. And afterwards we put you on the right track to turn what you’ve learned into practice.


We supply you with reading and listening material to sharpen your hunger.

We ask you a number of questions via an online survey about what you want to learn, which technology you (usually) use and what your biggest challenges are today.

We ask you to have a real-life case ready, so that we can apply some insights and practices to that case during the session.


We teach you the 4 steps and the 4 M’s for kick-ass online meetings: Mindset - Muscles - Method - Machinery.

  • Step 1: prepare and invite
  • Step 2: connect and launch the meeting
  • Step 3: diverge and deep dive
  • Step 4: converge, engage and follow up

At the end there will be time to ask technical questions. We gladly help you along from our own experience and expertise.


You will have some practical cards to use as reminders of what you’ve learned.

You will have the opportunity for one of our coaches to attend an online meeting of your own and give you personal feedback afterwards on the preparation, the use of technology and how you did as facilitator.

Your Masters of Development

Bruno Vanneste

Bruno managed teams for years, both local and international. He had meetings for on average 25h per week with colleagues, customers, prospects…. Over the years, these meetings gradually turned into online meetings. Bruno will gladly and passionately share all his experience during the training.

Gunter Loos

Educated as an anthropologist and IT expert, Gunter has lead project teams for 20 years, in many different contexts. For him, virtual meetings have been his ‘new normal’ for some time now. Gunter will take you with him in this online adventure to share his technical knowledge as well as experience on dynamics and method.

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Online meetings for dummies

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