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Mobile Employee Engagement: Meet Like You Mean It

Create Engaging Mobile Meetings

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Turmel, Meet Like You Mean It

Wayne Turmel is a master of mobile meetings and his 100 page book imparts his wisdom to you to help you ensure mobile meeting success. I appreciate his concrete tips and actions and how by applying what he offers you will create a more engaging mobile experience. He offers a guide to increasing your comfort, confidence, and competence in creating painless and productive virtual meetings. I especially enjoyed reading the book as this type of book can often be a dry affair but Wayne spices it up with humor and a conversational tone that is inviting and engaging. He offers specific tips and includes checklists and templates to put the ideas to use right away.

Here are a few tidbits that stood out for me as I read his book:

  • virtual meetings suck
  • managers spend 50% of their time in meetings
  • About 66% of participants say webmeetings are a waste of time yet in the United States,  people spend 66 million person-hours per year engaged with these meetings
  • 75% of people who use presentation tools have no training before beginning
  • set up everyone as a speaker or panelist for your meeting, loosen your control and set the stage for collaboration
  • Let everyone write on the whiteboard
  • Get photos of people when they are introduced
  • use mostly uploaded files
  • get participants engaged with polls and other tools
  • transform passive participants into active attendees

This book should be in the library of anyone holding virtual meetings and I believe the practices Wayne outline will offer a wonderful boost to mobile employee engagement. I am conducting some experiments with Fuze on a manager’s influence on mobile employee engagement and will be following a number of the fine recommendations that Wayne made to improve the design and delivery of these experimental manipulations in engagement.

David Zinger Picture May 22 2013

David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert who is quite interested in mobile employee engagement and what we can do to improve engagement for people who spend all or part of their day being connected virtually.




Are You Going Mobile with Employee Engagement?

Hold the Phone by David Zinger

Employee Engagement Model Zinger 2011

Are you going mobile with employee engagement. Smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices are very engaging for users and we would be negligent not to use them fully as we work to enhance and increase employee engagement. Here is a snippet from the Times News Network that I read in Delhi earlier this year.

By the end of 2013, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth and by 2017 there will be nearly 1.4 mobile devices as against every human.

David Zinger is a Canadian based global employee engagement speaker and expert who believes it will be smart to make good use of smart phones and all the other mobile devices for engagement.

Employee Engagement Friday Factoid 16# : Going Mobile

1.3 billion mobile workers by 2015

By 2015, 1.3 billion people worldwide will be working remotely. That’s almost 40% of the entire global workforce.  (Bring Nomadic Employees Back to the Mothership by Philip Tidd ).


How do we engage with everyone on the go. Imagine our world in just two years when 40% of our entire global workforce is mobile!

David Zinger is a global employee engagement expert who uses the Pyramid of Employee Engagement to help organizations and individuals achieve full engagement.