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How to Lead Effectively and Inspire During Virtual Meetings Business and education leaders must seamlessly host a wide variety of digital forums without leaving anyone behind.

By Zohar Babin

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There's a viral pandemic. Symptoms include fatigue, tired eyes and a sense of isolation. The spread is rapid, and few have been left untouched.

This is, of course, the pandemic of poorly run remote meetings and video conferences. (Did I say viral? I meant virtual). Today, nearly 80 percent of businesses use video calling technology during meetings. And 86 percent of all organizations have conducted online interviews during the pandemic.

In the workplace or other formal, virtual settings — say, an online classroom — etiquette may not define the event. But it will contribute to how attendees measure the professionalism, expertise and preparation of the organizers.