How to effectively navigate a conference call?
Summer is here. It awakens our urge of sailing towards the setting sun…and composing far-fetched nautical puns. It also inspires our highly poetic fibre, revealing to us parallels that we never thought of before. You see… a conference call is like a boat. Without a strong captain, you might fall adrift. And as the captain is always the last to leave the ship, so does the Host of a Conference Call, always quitting the meeting after everybody.
But there is more to it, and here are a few tips that might help you and your colleague navigate safely through your call.
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- BIGGER ≠ BETTER
Be a big fish in a small call.
- SOUND CHECK
Dip your conference equipment in the water ahead of time.
- STICK TO AN AGENDA
Keep all your fish in a row.
- GO STRONG
Weak signal? Swim to the land(line).
- BEWARE THE TIDE
Keep an eye on the clock!
- HOOK, LINE & SINKER
Don’t leave without a plan for next steps.
- DON’T BE FISHY
Introduce yourself, and clarify who you’re speaking to.
- CROSSED FISHING LINES?
Speak one at a time
- SAFE HARBOUR
Create a noise-free bubble.
- QUIET ON THE BLOWER
Don’t shuffle papers, carry on side conversations or type loudly.
- DON’T HOLD THE LINE
Never put the call on hold.