Town hall meetings provide an excellent forum for senior leaders to keep employees informed, engaged and in sync with the company’s business goals. They are also a great way to surface difficult issues and discuss them in a focused, constructive way.
In most global organizations, town hall meetings consist of a face-to-face and virtual component. The choices an organization makes regarding how to manage the virtual aspects of these important event-based communication can make a big difference in the efforts success.
Often times arranging for remote participation at your town hall is more time consuming and expensive than it needs to be. Cinchcast’s cloud-based conferencing and webcasting platform can help you streamline the production of your next employee town hall, while reducing your event costs and increasing attendance and engagement.
Cinchcast can enhance your next town hall in the following ways:
Provide Options and Remove Barriers to Participation
By making it easier for employees to participate and interact in your next town hall, Cinchcast can help you maximize event attendance and engagement for your events. Cinchcast offers multiple options for live participation and on-demand consumption on the phone, online or on the go. No special software or plug-ins are needed to stream the event online.
And Cinchcast’s unique Universal PIN Code feature, simplifies the way participants can enter calls. With unique PIN Codes event participants do not have to wait on hold to be screened by operators prior to events. And, when registered participants join a call, their registration information is automatically available in the Cinchcast Connect Studio Switchboard. This can help you effectively manage live Q&A and improve event attendance tracking and reporting. In addition, once an employee has participated in an event on the Cinchcast platform, their unique PIN code will always be the same for future events.
Streamline Q&A Management
Town halls provide a great forum for leaders to share information and answer questions. It has been proven that employees who feel they are taken seriously, respected and trusted by leadership, are more engaged, productive, and loyal to organizations. Town halls provide a forum for dialogue to help support this.
With Cinchcast’s browser-based solution, you can easily facilitate Q&A with remote town hall attendees. You can screen callers and bring them live with questions or take notes regarding their question for the moderator without expensive operators. It can all be done from one easy to use online switchboard.
Provide Visuals without Bandwidth Challenges
Providing visuals (presentations, images, etc.) to support your meeting can be very helpful in driving engagement during your town hall. Cinchcast has focused its solution on giving enterprise customers complete control over their event experience in one solution. Clients have everything they need for their town hall — the conference bridge, Q&A management console, slides, and online event stream; in one integrated, cloud-based solution.
Sharing slides and pre-recorded media files is all just a click away and easy for even the “non-techy” call host. And, Cinchcast solutions removes bandwidth concerns often associated with alternative streaming solutions.
Communicate More for Less
By leveraging cloud-based technology, you’re not just simplifying the production of your town hall meeting; you’re saving time and reducing the cost of the event. With potential cost savings of up to 50%, you can redirect time, funds, and resources into providing more opportunities to enhance overall employee communication and engagement with these types of interactive forums.
Upcoming Event on Employee Engagement
This week (1/9 at 1pm ET) on Cinchcast’s webcast series, The ConVo, we’ll be talking more about how to effectively drive employee engagement with Kevin Kruse, NY Times bestselling author of Employee Engagement 2.0 and an expert on creating engaged teams. For more information or to register for this event please visit The ConVo.