Virtual meetings are growing in popularity. What once seemed like a novel event has evolved into a routine part of many workdays. While online meetings deliver a host of benefits, they can also involve some challenges. Most of the examples you’ll see can be cured by common sense, however, it doesn’t seem like common sense is all that common these days. How to Ruin a Virtual Meeting is an awareness-building series which takes a humorous look at some common virtual meeting faux pas.
Here’s what your team will learn:
Fresh From The Market
We all get hungry – but eating during an online meeting should be avoided at all costs
It Might Get Loud
Loud and distracting noises in the background can quickly derail an online meeting
Virtual meetings require prep time to ensure your appearance, camera and audio are all operating properly.
If you’re running an online meeting, don’t leave your fellow attendees hanging! Punctuality is critically important to a virtual meeting.
Too Much vs Not Enough
Finding the right level of participation can be a challenge during virtual meetings.
Fun backgrounds are all the rage….but not during a virtual work meeting.
It’s My Party
Attempting to multitask is a surefire way to interrupt a virtual meeting.
Good Morning Sunshine
Make it a priority to be on time and dressed appropriately for all virtual meetings.
Taking phone calls during a virtual meeting is distracting, discourteous and annoying to other participants
Repeatedly turning your camera on and off will quickly annoy and distract other attendees.
Vacation On My Mind
Mindfulness and being in the moment are important to a successful online meeting.
Wait, You Heard That?
Assume you’re still connected to the meeting until you are 100% certain you’re no longer connected.