Zoom Virtual Meeting Etiquette [Infographic]

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    We’ve got some tips and etiquette rules when being a part of a Zoom or any virtual meeting.

    Zoom Remote Meeting Etiquette
    1. Turn off notifications. Those little pings are distracting to you and other meeting attendees.
    2. Turn on the lights. If you can, get proper lighting. You don’t need a fancy studio or expensive lighting. Sit near a window or have a bright lamp nearby. 
    3. Look at the camera when talking. It’s becoming somewhat rude now if you are looking at the monitor instead of the camera. It’s a bit awkward at first but your audience will appreciate eye contact.
    4. When moving around, turn off the video. If you decide to walk around or stand up. Many cameras are at eye level but the moment you stand up, it’s not.
    5. Mute yourself if you are not talking. Mics can pick up all kinds of sounds from you typing to the rustling of your shirt if your mic is close to your clothing.
    6. Check Your Defaults. If you are the host, turn off screen sharing, video, and microphones by default. Some folks are not ready to share their video when they first open a meeting.
    7. Share your app, not your screen. When sharing your screen, try to only share that application instead of your whole screen. Some attendees might be watching on a mobile device or have laptops so the screen might be too small if your monitor is large.
    8. Clear the space behind you. Your colleagues don’t want a view of your dirty dishes or an unmade bed. 
    9. Someone arrives late. If someone is late, there is no need to recap the meeting. They can get caught up after the meeting.

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    Christina Hawkins

    Since 1999, Christina has been designing and building exceptional websites partnering with small businesses to help them grow and increase revenue. With many years of experience in creating thousands of websites, she understands the need for continuing education in her field and, therefore, is constantly learning and teaching others about internet marketing and digital processes. In addition to her ability as a digital marketer, Christina serves as a coach and mentor with WPElevation to other digital marketing freelancers, helping them grow their businesses. She is a sponsor and co-leader of Houston's WordPress Meetup. Recently, she spearheaded the next Houston WordCamp 2020 as its coordinator after a 10 year hiatus. She is currently President of the Houston Interactive Marketing Association.

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