There was a time when those of us who worked in offices thought that the coronavirus pandemic would finally mean an end to office meetings.
Oh, what fools we were. What sweet summer children.
Office meetings continue despite social distancing, thanks to video conference tools such as Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams and many others. And let’s face it: sometimes, talking face-to-face is necessary, even if that also means face-to-screen.
So with this new era of video conferencing and online meetings, many have found that there are a new set of guidelines to follow – things that we might not have needed to discuss in person, but are worth going over now that so many are working from the comfort of their own homes – or discomfort, depending on your setup.
Let’s face it: working from home is difficult. So here are some suggestions, compiled from Zoom’s own website as well as other sources, which will help you stay productive, connected, and not-embarrassed as much as possible while we struggle through this new era of office work.
Use the video option when possible.
It lets people see you and confirm you’re not some super-sophisticated AI voice. This is particularly important if you’re the one hosting the meeting or a speaker, and slightly less so if you’re an attendee,
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