Conference call etiquette is becoming increasingly important. As more and more businesses have employees that work at home, and as companies continue to work with vendors, conference calls are going to continue to happen. So, how do you act or run a conference call?
With the unstoppable advancement of technology, anyone can do his/her business without going to the workplace. In fact, nowadays business people can conduct their meetings through a conference call. Because of this, conference call etiquette is becoming increasingly important. As more and more businesses have employees that work at home, and as companies continue to work with vendors, conference calls are going to continue happening. So, how do you act or run a conference call?
The first part of conference call manners is that you need to make sure that everyone who will be participating on the call is aware of the meeting time, how to join the call, and the purpose of the meeting. This shows good business etiquette.
Remember that the meeting time must be clear to people especially if they live in a different time zone. If you are not careful about the time, people will miss the meeting because they were unaware of the meeting time. This will make the organizer of the meeting look unprofessional and that is not the reputation that you want.
When you are beginning the call, make sure that the attendees announce themselves so that everyone knows who is on the call. Do your best to begin the call on time and end the call on time.
With a conference call, proper etiquette is to follow business meeting etiquette, and teleconference etiquette. If you have not reviewed those principles, you should because many of them apply to conference call etiquette as well.
One major thing is to ensure that you are in a quiet room when you are on the call. Background noise is the mortal enemy of a conference call. I have learned that from experience. How do I know that? Hmmm...let me count the ways: