Teams online meeting prep checklist

  1. Make sure your laptop computer is plugged into power.
  2. Make sure your laptop is plugged to wired-internet.
    1. If it is not possible to plug your laptop to wired-internet, make sure all other devices that use your internet at home are shut off, or you have configured your router to prioritize internet traffic from your laptop.
  3. Make sure your laptop’s camera is at your eye-level. You may use some books to raise the position of your laptop on your table.
  4. Use a warm light placed behind your laptop to ensure your face is well lit.
  5. Make sure to look into the camera when talking to others during the online meeting.
  6. If you are going to share your screen, ensure that your screen is at 1920×1080 resolution for the widest compatibility.
  7. If you are going to be giving a presentation, consider using PowerPoint presentation coach to tune your speed, pitch, etc.
  8. Start with a strong well throated “hello” / “hi”, and consider memorizing your opening.
  9. Solid colors are preferable for clothing. Avoid very light/white.
  10. Sit straight to ensure your lungs get enough air/oxygen and you stay in the zone.
  11. Find a spot with good background instead of using background blur, if possible.
  12. If meeting with a lot of people, just remember that you are basically talking to each of them individually – i.e. 1000s of 1s.
  13. Consider taping a card-stock A4 paper behind your laptop with painter’s tape to remind yourself of key points, and to look into the camera!

Here’s another handy image reference of the key points:

All the best!

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