6 Things Not to Do When Leading a Video Meeting

Video meetings have become an integral part of our daily lives. As a leader, it’s important to ensure that these meetings are productive and efficient.

Here are six things you should avoid when leading a video meeting:

Fail to plan: It’s important to have an agenda and clear goals for the meeting. This will help you stay on track and ensure that the meeting is productive.

Not testing your technology: Before the meeting, make sure your camera, microphone, and internet connection are working properly. Having technical issues during the meeting can be frustrating for everyone involved.

Interrupting others: It’s important to allow everyone to have a chance to speak and share their ideas. Avoid interrupting others and make sure you give everyone an equal opportunity to contribute.

Distracting body language: Avoid any kind of body language distractions. Make sure to maintain good eye contact during video meetings. Distracted body language can make it seem like you are not interested or invested in the meeting, which can be frustrating for others. Avoid this, by staying focused and present during the meeting.

Not paying attention: It’s easy to get distracted during a video meeting, but as a leader, it’s important to stay focused and engaged. Don’t check your phone or read emails, make sure you are paying attention to what is being said.

Not following up: After the meeting, make sure you follow up with any action items or decisions that were made. This will ensure that progress is being made and that the meeting was productive.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your video meetings are efficient and effective and you are offering your employees the best you have to offer.

Lead From Within: A leader’s responsibility is always to lead by example, by offering their employees the  level of commitment and dedication they deserve.

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