Since people started working from home, Zoom meetings became a norm.
It’s the easiest and most convenient way for employees to stay in touch. If
there are instructions that everyone needs to know, it can be done through this
platform. Clarifications and questions are also easy to raise via Zoom. If you
were invited to take part in a Zoom meeting, these are the tips to remember to
Wear a professional attire
Even if you’re staying at home, you still have to join a
professional meeting. It involves your colleagues. You have to wear
appropriate outfit. There’s no need to wear a formal attire, but you should at
least avoid suggestive and indecent outfits. Don’t forget to wear pants even if
you only show the upper half of your body.
Mute your microphone
Zoom allows you to mute your microphone when you don’t need to speak.
There are times when only one person has to run the discussion for a while. You
can talk later when that person is done as a sign of courtesy. To avoid hearing
unnecessary noise, you have to mute your microphone first.
Position your camera properly
Find an area at home where you can properly position your camera. Your
face needs to be clearly seen by everyone. You can also check if the camera is
working properly before the meeting begins. In doing so, you can show direct
engagement with everyone in the meeting.
Limit distractions if possible
If you know that a Zoom meeting is coming up, you have to stop doing
unrelated tasks. You should also inform everyone at home that you will have a
meeting, so they won’t disturb you. If these things bother you, it will be difficult
to concentrate on the discussion. Turn your smartphone off first so you won’t
receive notifications that could distract you from the meeting.
Prepare everything expected of you
If you are required
to do a presentation, you have to prepare the materials before the meeting.
You should also study them in details so that you can answer questions from
your colleagues. If someone else is presenting, you should at least have an
idea what the topic is about. You can participate in the conversation if you
did your part.
Enjoy the conversation
You have been away from the office for quite some time now. You
definitely miss being around the people at work. Show how enthusiastic you are
to see them through this platform. You might even miss the people you dislike. It
could be a few more days before you have
a group meeting again. Discussing ideas with this people enriches your
brain and lets the creative juices flow.
Zoom meetings could be part of the new normal if it would take time
before we can control the spread of the virus. You have to remember these tips
and maintain a professional image.
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