Encouraging others to also speak up is a great way to encourage participation and show leadership. Making your presence known on a video call is important even if you aren't the primary presenter.
- You're not in a typical meeting setting … so how do you introduce yourself and speak up? … We know it can be a bit tricky … because we can't anticipate when others are going to speak. … We don't have the normal body language cues … like raising your hands … that we're able to read if we're all in the same room. … But that's okay. … Here are some things to keep in mind. … If you're leading the video meeting, … make sure you start by encouraging everyone … who does speak up to introduce themselves. … It's a great way to show leadership … and consideration for others. … Chances are, many people in the video conference … don't work closely in the same environment, … which is why the team is video conferencing. … So encouraging others to introduce themselves … is a great way for everyone to put a name to a face. … If you're not leading the meeting, … plan to introduce yourself before you speak anyways. … By doing so, it does two things. … First, it perks up the listener's ears … because they're not expecting you to introduce yourself …
- Recall the characteristics of an effective PowerPoint used during a video conference call.
- Explain why you might look at the screen, rather than the camera lens, during a video conference call.
- Recognize the best strategy for positioning a laptop and its camera for the most flattering and engaging look.
- Tell why a salesperson might use a pull-down backdrop screen during video conferencing.
- Summarize the leadership skill used to make sure all attendees are on the same page after a video conference.