Boost Civic Engagement in Your Meetings
Boost civic engagement in your community by more effectively connecting with your citizens using a visual meeting system.
Not only does the OpenMeeting platform make meetings better for board members and officials, but it provides a better meeting experience for your community. The Public Display feature makes it easier for your citizens to follow the flow of your meeting, giving them all the information they’re looking for.
The Public Display allows you to show critical details about how your meeting is proceeding and makes it easy to include citizens and onlookers in public meetings in a more meaningful way. Public government meetings need to ensure they include the public, but it can be difficult for interested and involved citizens to hear and see everything going on in meetings when they are able to attend in-person and near impossible to engage when they are not physically present, which has been the trend for over a year. Being able to more easily connect with your community will build a better relationship with them. This feature creates meeting visuals that are accessible in-person and remotely, making it much easier for onlookers to understand what is being discussed and absorb the more detailed proceedings of a public meeting.
Citizens do their best, despite technological and environmental challenges, to follow the discussion and direction of the meeting. Unfortunately, audio alone is not sufficient to ensure that onlookers are able to understand and comprehend what is being debated and when the discussion has moved to new topics. That’s what makes the simplicity of the Public Display so powerful. The ability to show on screen what is currently being discussed and where the meeting is relative to the agenda ensures that engaged citizens are tracking with their representatives every step of the way. This greatly reduces confusion and frustration that comes too easily to concerned public onlookers and makes for more positive and productive meetings.
Even if public participants and observers can keep up with the discussion in a government meeting, it is nearly impossible for them to follow and process all of the motions, seconds, amendments, and, most importantly, votes. This can leave citizens confused and unsure about the process they are participating in. The Public Display removes the questions around the details of the proceedings and clearly presents to the public what is being considered, who has the floor, who is engaged in specific procedural actions, and how each member votes in real-time. This helps your citizens feel fully engaged in the meeting and greatly reduces confusion and anxiety around the detailed proceedings.
Public Display is easy to integrate with your current video and display technology, keeping everyone in the room informed. If you are broadcasting or streaming your meetings, the Public Display can appear full screen during voting sequences for even greater visibility and clarity around the proceedings for remote participants. The Public Display is flexible, easy to build into your current set up, and powerful enough to support your future aspirations. When combined with the Meeting Manager and the Discussion Manager, anything is possible. This including active audio control, automatic video pan, zoom and switching. OpenMeeting experts work with your technology teams and partners to get the most out of your system and create truly engaging meetings for public participants, both in-person and remotely.
The Legislative Board Voting Solution You’ve Been Looking For!
OpenMeeting Technologies is the legislative board meeting software solution you’ve been looking for. With one powerful platform, you have easy meeting setup, agenda management, automatic documentation, visualization of all procedures, and more! Your board members, citizens, clerk, chair, and everyone else involved will thank you!
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