Your mannerism and etiquettes create a strong impression everywhere, even at the virtual introduction during your virtual meetings. The ongoing pandemic has cut down physical meets to zero. As a result, all the conferences, meetings, discussions, and team-building activities are carried out on the virtual platforms. Many Apps and software have been introduced to support the idea. 

There is no substitute for your good manners. Hence, it is imperative to maintain the same. If you are feeling panicky about the upcoming virtual meeting of your office, fret not. Here are some video meeting rules and etiquettes to abide by for a successful online conference: 

Introduce yourself at the beginning: 

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Always begin by introducing yourself to everyone present in the virtual meeting. It is the most basic rule or etiquette to follow. If you are a host, ensure that everyone has been introduced to each other. It makes the environment more friendly and welcoming. A sweet introduction also helps to stimulate further engagement. Do not use anything more than your name or surname during the introduction. 

Take care of the background: 

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A disturbing background during your video conference is a big no-no. It will create a wrong impression on your boss as well as colleagues. Hence, it is necessary to take care of the background. Avoid any noisy space during your video call. Ensure that your room is neatly organized. You can put some aesthetic art or work-appropriate decorations to create a professional ambiance. 

Look more into the camera than yourself: 

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What is the most common mistake that everyone commits during a video call? – Looking at themselves more than the caller. You must avoid this act by all means. A virtual meeting or conference call is strictly professional. Direct your eye into the camera. Share eye contact with your boss and colleagues to mark your presence during the video call. Position your web camera properly to stimulate a suitable eye connection. 

Check your internet connection: 

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All your practice sessions of a virtual meeting will meet a dead end if your internet doesn’t work well. A poor internet connection becomes a pain in the neck during a virtual meeting. Avoid putting yourself in such a situation. Check your internet connection a few minutes before the virtual meeting. Ensure that the connection is smooth. Always find backup internet data to avoid any last-moment hassle. Also, be aware of all the audio and video settings. 

Dress up well: 

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Participating in a virtual meeting does not mean that you will dress up casually. Always dress up in good clothes during your video conference, especially when dealing with any potential client. A well-dressed professional always creates a lasting impression on their clients. Iron your clothes properly. Do your hair well. Maintain the smile and presence of mind. Everything will fall in place. 

Stick around: 

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It is a general rule for you if you are hosting the virtual meeting. Wait until all the participants of the meeting have left the call. Do not hang up in between. Let the attendees leave at their own pace. Always discuss the final words before disconnecting the call. A host leaving before everyone else in the meeting is similar to bailing their own party. Stick around till the end. 

Takeaway: 

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Apart from the above-listed rules and instructions, you can take care of other things as well. Always mute your microphone when you are not speaking during the virtual meeting. Ensure that you are attending the meeting from a finely lit corner of your home. Stay focused and alert. Let everyone talk and share their ideas. Practicing good virtual meeting etiquette is critical to ensure that your conference or meeting is professional, valuable, and efficient. Good luck. 

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Stefan Campbell
The Small Business Blog was started in 2009. Aiming to start, help, and grow small and medium sized businesses.