The ultimate guide to town hall meetings

Town halls. Quarterly, semi-annually — whatever the cadence — have mostly followed the same format since the beginning of town hall time. Think slides with crammed text, one-way dialogues only heard by those in the room, and a tome-like recap email.

Lately, however, businesses have shifted from stiff presentations to more authentic and engaging discussions with employees. How? By hosting inclusive and interactive live streaming town halls that provide an open environment for employees to express their concerns and align with company objectives.

Learning how to live stream town hall events has helped many companies reach more employees around the globe. Take Rite Aid, for example. In the wake of social distancing due to COVID-19, the drug store giant took to Vimeo to host their first-ever virtual town hall meeting for 3,000 attendees.

The result? Their live event got more employees to join in over a decade of in-person meetings.