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Online business meeting etiquette

Written by  May 27, 2020

Are you a small business owner who has probably spent many hours in online business meetings?

Well, you might have come across some tricky situation that comes with these meetings against the old school meetings around a conference table.

Now, with the use of technology, you can take your business meeting online easily and it is becoming the norm especially since the pandemic.

You might want to be very courteous to other people in the meeting, and for you to achieve that, here are some of the tips for online business meeting etiquette.

Schedule necessary meetings

One of the first rules of online business meetings is that they are supposed to serve a specific purpose. Therefore, you need to make sure that you get involved with necessary people at that particular time.

This will also make your team don't waste time on irreelvant issues during the meeting.

video conferencing benefitsAlso see: Top tips for effective video conferencing

Invite important people

Similarly, your business meeting must encompass important people. People who are relevant to the conversation will make the meeting have weight and you won’t be wasting each other’s time because you already know what you need to discuss.


Avoid inviting unannounced guests

Make sure that you are clear to everyone who is invited to the meeting and who is not. You don’t want a situation whereby someone is surprised when the meeting gets started. This will cause a lot of unnecessary confusion. And you don’t want to embarrass yourself in front of your colleagues and clients.

Its all about doing the right things at the right time. And planning is also very important before you schedule your meeting. The best way of planning is to make sure that everyone you need in the meeting attend it on time as well.

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Karen Turner

A very experienced freelance IT journalist who now prefers to work from home and has such a broad range of knowledge accrued over the years, we would not cope without her influence and ideas.

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