SmartDraw Helps Your Team Collaborate, Communicate, and Run Better Meetings

SmartDraw makes it easy for teams to communicate visually using diagrams. SmartDraw diagrams can also help you plan and conduct meetings.

  • Reduce average meeting time by more than 25%.
  • Save $1,500 per employee annually through reduction of time waste.
  • Achieve clarity and consensus faster.
  • Share plans and action items easily, and move initiatives to successful completion more effectively.
  • Eliminate the seemingly endless cycle of revisions and follow-up meetings.

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Online meetings are a terrific way to collaborate with people both inside and outside the organization.

But online meetings also have drawbacks. One of the most common is the lack of a shared set of notes that everyone can see, such as a whiteboard.

SmartDraw provides an ideal solution: a visual diagram designed for online meetings. It works like an electronic whiteboard, except that it's much faster and offers a permanent, shareable record of the meeting.

It's very easy to use. Simply open a mind map or project plan in SmartDraw and build an agenda in advance of the meeting. Lay out main topics to be covered, and add discussion items as subtopics. The visual format makes it simple to build, edit, and understand.

Meetings

SmartDraw makes it possible to create these shared notes in real time because of its automated design. It's actually quicker than writing on a real whiteboard.

When the meeting ends, simply share the file with the team using tools that you already know. Action items can be viewed and updated on any device, anytime, anywhere. You can even convert your meeting diagram into a full project plan, complete with a Gantt chart, in a single click.

SmartDraw lets everyone collaborate on what's important: getting things done.

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Discover why millions of people worldwide are using SmartDraw for better meeting results.

1. Plan Your Meeting with a Visual Agenda

Effective meetings work toward a specific goal. Rather than using a traditional laundry list, organize the topics you want to cover with a visual diagram. A SmartDraw mind map is ideal for this. Use your central goal or topic and build subtopics that need to be covered. Move items around and SmartDraw reformats your agenda, automatically.

Meeting Plan

2. Use the Meeting Agenda Diagram to Capture Ideas

SmartDraw is the perfect whiteboard for online meetings. And because it is visual, everyone in the meeting can see and process the information easily. Ideas, tasks, decisions and plans are all captured in your diagram, so important information is saved and easily accessible.

Capture meeting ideas

3. Assign Tasks to Those Responsible

SmartDraw integrates with Trello® which allows you to take your meeting agenda's action items and assign them as cards on your Trello board. Doing this in real time during your meeting builds consensus and accountability among attendees. Later, any changes made to your Trello cards will also be reflected in your visual agenda.

Create a Trello card for any task

4. Convert Your Meeting Diagram into a Project Chart

If your meeting is about a project or initiative, SmartDraw lets you easily convert your meeting plan into a project chart. Adding or changing data in any of the views updates the other view, automatically.

Convert any mind map plan to a Gantt chart