The Etiquette of a Zoom Video Call

With the outbreak of COVID-19 we are all scrambling to find alternative ways to conduct business.

Virtual meetings are something we will be leveraging in the weeks and days ahead.

We need to adjust our mindset and roll with the punches for awhile.

You might be asking yourself, how can I connect with a client, co-worker or my entire team?

When we get through this crisis, and of course we will, you still want to be professional, on track and ready for what is coming your way.

Don’t sit on the sidelines.  Carry on as if you know exactly where you are headed.

9 Tips to Be Professional and Polished on a Video Call 

  1. BECOME FAMILIAR: If you are new to a video call, familiarize yourself with how a video platform (Zoom, Go To Meeting, etc.) works.

2.   STAY FOCUSED:  This is a BIG one.  Distractions at home are especially tempting.  Do what it takes to stay involved in the meeting on the call.  Put your phone away, close your door and stay off the internet.

3. BACKGROUND:  Plan ahead and be mindful of your background.  Is it professional?  Is it tasteful?  Will it distract others from the business at hand?

4. MUTE:  Keep yourself muted until it is time for you to speak.

5. RECORDING:  If you are the host and plan to record, make sure the attendees are aware.

6. DRESS:  You personal brand still matters.  Keep yourself professionally groomed and dressed.  

7. BEHAVE:  Act as if you are attending the meeting “live”.  Do not act or speak in a way that is not in keeping with your normal professional behavior.

8. TIME:  Be on time.

9. SPEAK: Speak up and speak clearly.

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About Lisa Richey and The American Academy of Etiquette

I bet you know first hand the issues many companies are facing in the workplace. 

The lack of conversation skills, maybe an employee doesn’t understand they have a certain reputation and need guidance to tweak or change it, or employees are not following the dress code.

You may have a strong desire for your staff to be likeable or you want them to connect with the many generations  in the workplace.

HR professionals and sales organizations contact me to speak on topics such as personal branding, how to build stronger relationships with clients and colleagues, ways to connect the generations and of course, how to dine with ease and grace during a business meal.

If you are interested in learning more about a business etiquette training session for your team, I invite you to have a conversation.  

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