While virtual meetings have likely been a part of your daily work routine for some time now, it’s still easy to fall victim to some major meeting faux pas. Virtual meeting etiquette is a whole new ball game compared to in-person meetings, as many folks are learning this week!
One of the best things about working remotely is the freedom to wear anything to work. Casual Right? However, don't show your co-workers your PJs and bedhead.
Take a few minutes to throw on a clean shirt and brush your hair. It actually helps put yourself in the right headspace to be productive and focused.
Consider Your Lighting
If you have a home office, great! Keep in mind what's behind you as a back drop. a few details light lighting. Don't set with the window behind you. It darkens your face an reduces your ability to utilize a large portion of communicating since they can see your expressions.
Lots of people are scheduling meetings from business, to teams to families across time zones during this lock down phase. First tip, schedule less meetings. Next consider a shared agenda to help make the meeting short & sweet and more importantly productive.
The whole point of online meetings is being able to listen and see each other virtually. Lear how to use the Mute, Video an Chat options.