Conducting an Effective Online Meeting

by | Nov 21, 2018

by Ben Hess, Managing Director, ThirdPool Recruiting

Many of us are starting to use online video meetings during the recruiting process.

A few months ago, Seth Godin published some guidelines for conducting/participating in a video meeting. I thought these were worth sharing:

1. Sit close to the screen. Your face should fill most of it.

2. Use an external microphone or headset.

3. When you’re not talking, hit mute.

4. Don’t eat during the meeting.

5. When you’re on mute during an audio call, you can do whatever you want. But when you’re on mute on a video call, you need to act like you’re truly engaged. Nod your head. Focus on the screen. Don’t get up and feed your dog.

6. Don’t sit with the window behind you. A little effort on lighting goes a very long way.

7. When you’re talking, spend some time looking at the camera, not the screen. You’ll appear more earnest and honest this way.

8. When you’re talking, go slow. No one is going to steal your slot.

Making some small tweaks in your video meetings will make them much more enjoyable for those on the other end.

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