New to online meetings? Don't worry, we have some tips to make this transition a little easier whether you are the presenter or attendee.
- Be mindful of cybersecurity considerations as you schedule your meeting.
- Prepare! Create your agenda or course notes. Share them with your attendees.
- Do you wish to use video during your meeting? State your expectations for the interaction ahead of time.
- Test your technology. Test your audio and video settings through Zoom. You can find these settings and tools to test by going to Settings > Video to test your webcam and to Settings > Audio to test your speakers and microphone.
- If you are the presenter, "arrive" a few minutes early to start the session.
- Practice good meeting etiquette.
- If presenting, turn off applications that display notices. Pop ups and associated sounds can be distracting.
- Mute your microphone when it is not your turn to speak to minimize background noise for the presenter and other attendees.
- Participants can "raise hand" to let the presenter know they have a question or comment.
- Keep the energy high as you present.
- Use collaborative tools such as whiteboards.
- Minimize environmental distractions.
- Find a quiet space
- Sit in a chair at a table rather than recline on a sofa or bed.
- Turn off TVs and music.
- Presenters should share a recap
- Troubleshoot technical issues for next time.
Do you have a great tip that works for you? Let us know, we'd love the feedback.