How to behave during online meetings

By following these tips, some of which may seem obvious, you can help ensure a productive and successful online meeting experience for all participants.

  1. Be on time: Log in to the meeting a few minutes early to make sure your technology is working properly and to avoid any delays.
  2. Test your technology: Make sure your microphone, camera, and internet connection are working properly before the meeting begins.
  3. Dress appropriately: Dress professionally or appropriately for the meeting, even if it is virtual.
  4. Be present: Pay attention and be engaged during the meeting. Avoid multitasking or checking your phone.
  5. Mute your microphone when you are not speaking to avoid background noise or distractions.
  6. Speak clearly and concisely during the meeting and avoid talking over others or interrupting.
  7. Use visual aids like slides or a whiteboard to help illustrate your points during the meeting.
  8. Avoid distractions like email, social media, or other notifications during the meeting.
  9. Be respectful of other participants and avoid making negative or derogatory comments.
  10. Follow up after the meeting with any necessary action items or next steps.
  11. Keep your hands out of your face.