90% of People Admit to Multitasking in Online Meetings
We’ve all done it: press the mute button and do something else. The trouble is, we think we’re saving time – but actually we’re wasting it: ours and everyone elses. The science is clear: multitaskers perform worse than those who complete one task at a time. They have less focus, are worse at switching tasks, worse at organising information and more easily distracted.
But staying focussed on conference calls and webinars is difficult. We try to concentrate, yet before we know it our brain is diverted down rabbit holes of thought.
So as a meeting leader, what can you do to keep participants engaged and switched-on? As a participant: what can you do to stop yourself from zoning out? Here are 10 tips to turn that boring webinar into an enriching experience for everyone:
Trick yourself to look into the webcam with strategically placed eyes
10 Tips to Avoid Zoning Out on Calls & Webinars
What Can I Get Out of This Call?
What Can I Give?
⸺ It’s your decision: will you give and get something worthwhile from the meeting or not?
I’d love to hear from you if you have tricks to keep yourself engaged and focussed during calls or video conferences? Do you regularly chair or lead online meetings? How do you keep your participants engaged, active and alert? Help others by sharing your experience in the comments below: together we make change happen!
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