Zoom Call Best Practices #1- Appearing Engaged

TIPS ON HOW TO APPEAR ENGAGED ON ZOOM

Nonverbal Reactions

  • In any in-person conversation we rely on the nonverbal cues to gauge the interest of the other person. If possible, turn your camera on and try to nod your head as clearly as possible.
  • Keep your eyes on your screen and minimize your movement as much as possible. Looking around, or evening moving rooms with your device, makes others think you are distracted

Audio

  • If you are unable to find a silent room for your meeting, mute your microphone while others are talking. Significant background noise can result in the assumption that you cannot hear those speaking
  • Just as if you were speaking in person, avoid multitasking. Guests will know if you are typing on your keyboard because the button clicks get picked up by your microphone.

Conversation Order

  • Wait till others are done speaking! The zoom platform is unable to process more than one person speaking at once. This will result in missed words and confusion for all involved