Listening is Still the Secret
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- Minimize Distractions: Choose a quiet and well-lit space. Turn off notifications on your devices to avoid email, text, or social media notifications.
- Active Listening: Pay close attention to the speaker. Nodding, smiling, and making eye contact by looking at the camera shows you're engaged.
- Participate: Contribute to the conversation by asking questions, sharing insights, and offering input.
- Turn on Your Video: Being visible on camera reminds you to be present and makes the conversation more engaging for both you and others.
- Take Notes: Jot down key points, action items, or ideas during the call. This not only helps you remember important details but also keeps you engaged and attentive.
- Limit Multi-Tasking: Make a rule to limit checking emails, browsing the internet, or working on other tasks during calls.
- Engage with Visual Aids: If the presenter shares slides or visuals, actively engage with them by asking questions or commenting on relevant points.
- Ask for Clarification: If you find yourself losing track of the conversation, don't hesitate to ask for clarification.
- Encourage Interaction: If appropriate, encourage others to share their thoughts or provide feedback.
- Set Meeting Goals: Make sure you and others understand the purpose and objectives of the meeting beforehand. This helps you stay focused on the agenda and desired outcomes.