“Gentle Virtual Reminders”
August 1, 2022
By Kimmy Foulds
Qualities of fundamental manners qualify to be mindful of environments both in person and virtual with consideration, respect and integrity.
Virtual meetings are here to stay with trends increasing in every profession; planned or impromptu.
Though virtual could remain without video, there are certainly instances that visual presence will be required or recommended. Dress properly (fully😊), observe and listen to the speakers just as if attending meetings on site.
Be prepared with the digital platforms in implementation. Ensure materials and presentations are displayed ahead of time on the screen(s) for quick clicks and references to make sure only those documents are viewed, nothing else.
Test the computer’s camera, background settings, microphone and most importantly know how to appropriately screen share. Keep the microphone muted so clatter will not bother others or take away attendees’ attention. Stay in front of the screen(s) instead of walking around rooms or leaving the area.
Remember to participate in virtual meetings in a quiet, non-intrusive space without noises of any kind of distractions or clanging. Silence the cell phone or turn it off during virtual meetings. Texting can even be heard and especially notifications. Cell phone activity can be an obtrusive annoyance during meetings and there is always the possibility of someone taking a cell call to verbalize, “I can’t talk right now, I’m in a meeting!”
Sharing a friendly nudge to practice polite professional etiquette for continued cohesive and successful team power.
Encouraging further success for all professionals virtually in the future.
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Graciously thanking everyone with grateful appreciation expressed.
Looking forward to virtually meeting and getting to know you!