Remote Calls

Now that we are all WFH, some remote video meetings tips:

  • Try to use a microphone

  • Turn on your webcam

    • Let's be comfortable with everyone in their home clothes and no makeup. No judgement here~

  • Check your microphone source is correct

    • Mine sometimes messes up when I connect/disconnect to my webcam/mic

  • Join meetings a bit early (mute your audio/video, lower your volume) so that you don't miss a meeting.

    • Also drop the URL in a slack channel so that other people can easily join

    • Ask people to join early as well, so that you can socialize as well

  • In a meeting, and no one there? When pinging people, drop the URL in the message

  • Have a recurring meeting? Use a slackbot reminder to send the meeting URL early to a meeting

/remind #channel "Standup $URL" at 10.55am every Monday
  • Can't hear someone? Try to use visual cues to get their attention (thumbs up/ thumbs down)

  • Waiting for people?

    • Use a timer, and share it on screen so that everyone is in sync, an overlay would be nice

Any other tips/suggestions I missed out?