Working Conversations Episode 7:
Top 7 Annoying Habits in Virtual Meetings
Who would have thought that virtual meetings would become such an important part of all our lives?
Perhaps, many of us now have a virtual meetings every day - sometimes many more in a single day than we would like.
Well, the platform doesn’t matter. What does matter is what people do on it.
As one would expect, the transition from on-site meetings to virtual meetings comes with its challenges.
Since we’re going to be holding meetings online for a long while, and maybe forever, let’s address some of the things that are NOT working.
In this episode, I recap the seven most annoying habits of your coworkers (and maybe yourself!) and shares strategies for how to turn them around.
From dominating the conversation to not turning on their camera to multitasking during the meeting, this episode brings you diplomatic tactics you can use to get your remote meetings back on track.
So listen here or wherever you get your podcasts. I hope that you’ll be able to implement some of the strategies I share so that you’ll be effective on your next virtual meeting.
TOP 7 ANNOYING BEHAVIORS IN VIRTUAL MEETINGS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM:
Not knowing how to use the platform.
- Eating loudly (or other annoying noises) and not muting.
- Multitasking / Doing other work during the meeting.
- Dominating the conversation – strong facilitation is required.
- Not turning on their video.
- Forgetting to take themselves off mute – unmute as the norm.
- Unprepared – Must be an agenda.