Don’t Make The Same Zoom Meeting Mistakes That The British Government Made

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the Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we work and interact with others. One thing that has changed is the meetings. We no longer crowd around a table in a stuffy room. With tools like Zoom, we can organize meetings in the comfort of your home.

But one image of a Zoom meeting tweeted by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during their first digital cabinet meeting highlighted a number of errors.

Here is the picture:

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Boris Johnson

Let’s take a look at the mistakes and learn from them so that our online meetings are better.

Note: While we are considering a Zoom meeting here, many of these tips apply to other online meeting and collaboration services.

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1: Tweeting your meeting ID is a stupid idea

Even if your meeting is password protected – and it should be – it exposes you to phishing attacks.

2: Lift the camera at eye level

No one wants to spend an entire meeting looking up!

3: Make sure your name is displayed

Don’t be that guy!

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4: Pay attention to the background of your video

Sitting back to a window or in a crowded room, the image is very busy and distracting.

5: beware of the white veil

If you are in front of or next to a bright window or other light source, you may end up looking like a ghost.

Don’t be these guys!

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6: Frame the photo

If you are bothering to have a video meeting, make sure you are in the meeting!

Don’t be that guy!

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7: Should everyone be on video?

Sometimes the audio alone is better and less distracting. Also, for those with more limited connections, it means a more fluid meeting.



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