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How To Win At Video Networking Part2 Zoom Dos And Donts

How to win at video networking on Zoom - part 2

Business networking is a highly effective form of marketing. In part 2 of this series - we list some handy Zoom Do's and Don'ts.

by Credit Passport
1 MIN READ

Part 2 of a 2-part guide!

The dos and don’ts of Zoom networking meetings

Do...

          1. Use a professional background.

Zoom has a background replacement function that works fine if you have a plain wall behind you and even better with a green screen.

          1. Raise your laptop

If you’re using the camera on your laptop, raise it to eye level using a dedicated laptop stand or a pile of books, otherwise your face will look distorted.

          1. Store the Zoom link

With so many messaging apps, not to mention email, it’s easy to mislay a Zoom invitation. Better to copy and paste the link into a calendar appointment so you’ll be ready.

          1. Mute your mic

It’s best to mute yourself while others are speaking. The keyboard shortcut is Alt-A on a PC or Command+Shift+A on a Mac.

          1. Use private messages

The chat box in Zoom defaults to “Everyone” but you can send messages to an individual in the group by clicking the down arrow and selecting their name.

 

Don’t...

          1. Forget to unmute yourself

The chairperson oftens mute all participants to cut out background noise, so don’t forget to unmute yourself when it’s your turn to speak.

          1. Ask if everyone can hear

This opening question quickly becomes tiresome. Assume that everybody can hear you unless they tell you otherwise.

          1. Turn your camera off

If you’re not sharing video of yourself, people will think you’re trying to multitask - not the best way to make a good impression.

          1. Be too salesy

Remember that most business people won’t be your clients. Instead, think of them as your sales team, ready to spread your message.

          1. Join at the last minute

Video can’t quite replicate those serendipitous meetings over coffee. The next best thing is the informal chat that occurs 10 minutes or so before the official start.

 

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Don't turn your camera off - people will think you're trying to multitask - not the best way to make a good impression.

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