Etiquette Tips for Online Meetings

Speakerphone and Webinar Etiquette

Posted by Liz Taylor Nov 20, 2012

If you conduct meetings through webinars, speakerphone or any other online program, please consider the following tips:

  1. Plan an agenda that is brief and email participants a friendly reminder the day prior along with material that is related to your meeting.
  2. Pick a quiet place to conduct your meeting- not in your cubicle where you are bound to pick up background noise. If your office is located in your home and you have a dog or small children, make sure you find a quiet place to participate in the meeting.
  3. Announce everyone who is present at the beginning of a meeting.  
  4. Avoid flipping through papers while in a meeting; it is distracting.   
  5. Participate in the meeting. Others can hear you typing, answering other phone calls and multitasking.
  6. If you share your desktop, shut your email down to avoid confidential email blurbs from appearing at the bottom of your screen.
  7. Don’t interrupt others. Wait until there is a pause and then speak. 

Have a productive meeting!

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