This video provides tips for attending meetings remotely. For example, make sure to dress smart—it affects how you feel—and find a quiet room with a professional background. You should also keep a participant map with the main points from each person, say your name a few times before you make your point, use the other person's name so they know who you are addressing, ask people what they are thinking or feeling, and refrain from emailing in the background.
- If you're asked to join an e-meeting,…what would be my rules or tips for that?…Well, first I would say,…dress reasonably smartly even if it's just the phone…and they can't see you…or it's just a computer webcam…and they can't see your bottom half.…Sometimes you're expecting it to be just a phone call…and it turns out to be a video call,…which can be embarrassing.…And also, what you wear affects your state of mind.…I just don't think you can change the world…while wearing pajamas.…And, what if you have to get up and fetch something…and it becomes obvious that you're wearing…a shirt and then just your underpants.…
When we film these videos,…I wear really smart work shoes,…even though I could wear trainers and you'd never know.…But the thing is that I would.…Next is the room.…Find a quiet room and shut the door.…Tell the family not to come in.…Put a sign on the door saying keep out.…Lock the dog in the other part of the house, etc.…I use to have a very quiet dog who would only bark…if I locked her in another room from me.…
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- Define the four types of meetings.
- Determine who needs to attend a meeting.
- Assess the ideal meeting duration.
- Produce reminders for successful meetings.
- Identify how to facilitate a successful meeting.
- Evaluate solutions for dealing with latecomers and common meeting problems.
- Assess if you should go to a meeting.
- Recognize how to make your voice heard.
- Plan remote or virtual meetings.