Tips for the Remote Workplace

May 15, 2020, 07:00 AM

Having trouble with your virtual meetings? Whether it be due to the lighting, your designated workspace, your love of pajama bottoms, or lack of a mic, there are a few things that you can do to be sure your meetings are as focused as possible.

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Having trouble with your virtual meetings? Whether it be due to the lighting, your designated workspace, your love of pajama bottoms, or lack of a mic, there are a few things that you can do to be sure your meetings are as focused as possible.

First, make sure you’ve set up a proper workspace. If you don’t like the background available, choose one in Zoom. Make sure you have a headset and a mic, and if possible be sure the camera is above you with the lighting in front and to the side. You’ll be seen and heard with fewer distractions. 

Even if you don’t have a stellar background, you can choose one in Zoom. If you have a dedicated office, make sure that your personality shines through while still remaining professional. 

Focus. The most respectful thing you can do for yourself and your co-workers is to focus during your meetings. Give them the time and respect they deserve so that your meetings are productive and you don’t have to ask additional questions. 

Lastly, be human. Things happen. We are all dealing with unprecedented times, so if something goes wrong, laugh it off and move on. Just remember that businesses are still running and use your meeting time wisely.

Show Notes:
  • [01:40] What’s your remote workplace look like? 
  • [02:30] How you can make your virtual meetings look more professional. 
  • [03:56] Let’s talk about lighting. 
  • [05:20] Don’t forget to focus on the meeting at hand so you’re present.
  • [06:10] Your body language still matters. 
  • [08:15] Be a human in your meetings. 
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