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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?