Monday, September 29, 2014

Top 10 Video Conferencing Rules of Etiquette

Video Conference Etiquette
How to Optimize the experience of Video Conferencing

 It is easy to assume that everyone is aware of the simple rules of the proper conduct of a conference call but if you have ever  experienced an ineffective call it is obvious that everyone is not aware of the right way to participate in a conference call . 

I am continuing on my blogs basically which were related to work oreinted  etiquettes I would like to share some of the basic rules which we need to follow while attending any Video conference at work .                                                   

Video Conference Do’s & Don’ts (10 rules)

1-Look at the camera when talking,
not your screen so you create eye contact with people on the other end of the call.

2-Beware of bad habits, Avoid picking your nose, chewing your fingernails, playing with your hair.

3-Smile and sit up so you look engaged and interested and not bored, Keep your focus on the discussion at hand. Remember, you’re on camera; Stifling a yawn is as obvious and demoralizing to others on a video call as it is in person.

4-Keep body movements minimal ,If you’re someone that talks with your hands, practice keeping them put. Hand movements can distract your audience. Also, keep head movements to a minimum as well as jerky movements forward or back.

5-Don’t carry on side conversations, That includes tuning out of the present conversation to talk to someone else sitting next to you, on the phone, in an IM chat, anywhere and anybody not in the current meeting.

6-Dress appropriately ,Striped shirts or shirts with intricate patterns do not transmit well on camera, because they are visually distracting. Red, white and black are also poor choices. Go for a pastel or other light colored shirt

7-Don't wear noisy jewelry, Jewelry should be small and simple. Also, stay away from dangling ear rings and shiny eyeglass frames.

8-Do be yourself and have fun, Relax and have a good time. Be lively, break the ice with a joke, and make viewers laugh. The more fun you interject, the more people will stay focused and interested in what you have to say.

9-Being Prepared ,Keep your Agenda or notes organized & easily visible without to much shuffling of documents & office supplies .

10-Pay Attention to Presenter & attendees 

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