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2 Minute Tip to Success – 6 Zoom Etiquette Tips

Zoom has helped businesses continue to operate and connect virtually with employees, consultants, contractors and others. According to the Zoom blog, here are six tips that will help you be an engaged and appropriate attendee.

  1. Mute your microphone
    To help keep background noise to a minimum, make sure you mute your microphone when you are not speaking.
  2. Be mindful of background noise
    When your microphone is not muted, avoid activities that could create additional noise, such as shuffling papers.
  3. Position your camera properly
    If you choose to use a web camera, be sure it is in a stable position and focused at eye level, if possible. Doing so helps create a more direct sense of engagement with other participants.
  4. Limit distractions
    You can make it easier to focus on the meeting by turning off notifications, closing or minimizing running apps, and muting your smartphone.
  5. Avoid multi-tasking
    You’ll retain the discussion better if you refrain from replying to emails or text messages during the meeting and wait to work on that PowerPoint presentation until after the meeting ends.
  6. Prepare materials in advance
    If you will be sharing content during the meeting, make sure you have the files and/or links ready to go before the meeting begins.