chapter  9
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- Special Challenges of Facilitating Virtual Meetings

First, let’s define what we mean by virtual meeting. To start off, just because some or all participants are remote, a virtual meeting is no less real than a meeting where everyone participates face to face. So virtual meeting = real meeting. As such, it deserves every bit of thoughtful planning and masterful facilitation as a face-to-face (FTF) meeting. Even if only one person attends remotely, and all others participate via speakerphone from a conference room, we consider this to be a kind of virtual meeting that must be designed and facilitated differently from one where all participants are located together.