9 rudest things to do during a virtual call

Virtual calls have become a daily part of our lives since coronavirus has spread worldwide. Zoom has as many as 300 million daily meeting participants. Microsoft has 115 million daily active users. Google Meet (formerly Hangouts Meet), GoToMeeting, Join.Me, UberConference by DialPad and other virtual software are raking in their respective numbers. But with the increase in virtual conferences come the possibility of users not following virtual conferencing etiquette. Here are the top nine “rude” things that some users are doing on virtual calls.

  • Are you guilty of doing any of these things on a virtual conference call?

    • Eating while on camera
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    • Gossiping about other colleagues in the chat
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    • Showing up late to a scheduled meeting
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    • Dressing too casually for the call
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    • Monopolizing the conversation; not allowing others to speak
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    • Not staying engaged during the meeting
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    • Dragging a meeting out longer than necessary after all points were made
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    • Using inappropriate backgrounds
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    • Not muting yourself when you’re not speaking
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