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Name of proposed project: The Virtual Meeting Place
Status: Runner Up
Track: Improve the professionalism of our members, Provide useful, practical business tools for our members, Provide value for our members, Update and streamline our governance and decision-making, policies and procedures


Submitting Information


Association Name: MIDWESTERN OHIO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® INC
Names of Submitters:Brenda Boggs, CEO
City:Troy
State:OH
Topic(s) Addressed:Commercial/International Services, Committees, Education/Training, Events/Community, Finance/Administration/Facilities, IT/Web, Leadership Development, Marketing/Promotion, Membership/Customer Service, Networking, Planning, Social Media, Other
Original Submitted File:Midwestern Ohio Association of Realtors - Virtual Meeting Place.pdf


Idea Summary:The Project: Develop software which will simulate a face-to-face meeting, including a meeting room and avatars which represent the participants. Participants will be able to participate by typing comments and hearing the meeting and the meeting manager's responses.

The Game Changer: Members will develop a familiarity with virtual meeting technology by using the conference setting and avatars. Meetings can be held more efficiently and with less investment in time and travel by the attendees. This is an interesting concept of combining the visual aspect of a virtual setting and participants with the activity of the meeting. The concept will require incorporating the best use of online meeting facilities which are readily available with the simulation aspect which may enhance members' use of virtual meetings.

Final Report:
runnerup_midwestohio.pdf


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