“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.” This famous quote by the US President Benjamin Franklin nicely sums up the consequences of any ill-prepared business decision. This is certainly true when it comes to meetings which consume much of our working day. Physical meetings are now being complemented more and more by virtual meetings as organizations embrace technology, globalization, and access to the best talent, regardless of location. Running (or attending) effective virtual meetings is not easy as “normal” rules are complicated by the lack of “physical” presence. There are, however, some guidelines you should follow to ensure that your next virtual meeting is an efficient use of everyone’s time.