Thanks to OMESTI Group's virtual meeting platform NextAGM, fans of Datuk Nicol David were able to connect with the Malaysian squash icon recently to celebrate her win as the World Games' Greatest Athlete of All Time. Participants from the squash community joined in from various locations to hear from Datuk Nicol on what has inspired her and kept her motivated.
With Datuk Nicol based in Bogota, Colombia, where she had been on assignment for some three years, the dialogue session was set up over the NextAGM platform enabling Chief Minister of Penang YB Chow Kon Yeow, leading members of the Penang and National Squash Associations and Datuk Nicol's parents to take part.
Sharing her thoughts on what has helped drive her success throughout her career, Datuk Nicol said,
"My main goal was to see how far I could go with the talent that I have. I tried to push myself to the max. I wasn’t thinking of how long I was going to be world number one. My motivation was not to feel comfortable and to always stay on my toes. If you are comfortable, people will come and take over. I make sure everything counts when I’m out there. Work towards those goals and never take things for granted.”
Click here to watch the full dialogue session. https://bit.ly/31e2OzI.
The NextAGM platform was developed by the Innovation Team at OMESTI, initially so that companies could still conduct their formal meetings such as Annual General Meetings [AGM] while adhering to the restrictions implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The platform also delivers a range of other advantages including significant savings on time, resources and logistics.
Participants need only register once to use the platform and, following successful KYC, can join any meeting for which they are a verified user, via a secure link. The virtual meeting is conducted via live feed with participants able to from their individual preferred location, over laptop or mobile device. There is no limit to the number of participants that can join, with all attendance records captured within the platform.
Multiple live feeds are possible during the session, with the key participants visible on screen at any one time. The layout can be adjusted in real-time, allowing any of the live feeds to be swapped in and out. Questions that participants wish to raise to the meeting can be posted via the platform, both prior to and during the session. Responses can be displayed on screen during the live broadcast.
Resolutions are put to the vote via e-polling with participants casting their individual ballots in real-time over the platform. The votes are captured electronically and the results computed for verification and then updated live on screen once the session ends.
The entire meeting is recorded with the video and full transcript provided immediately following the broadcast. Other features include options for a customisable virtual background, the ability to run corporate videos/presentations on screen and play music during waiting times. A comprehensive range of meeting preparation services and associated technical support is also available.