While performing games and activities with your Zoom team might help you avoid video chat tiredness, it's also important to remember Zoom etiquette.
When attending or hosting Zoom happy hours, keep the following in mind:
1. Limit the number of people you invite:
You should limit the amount of people who receive Zoom invites in the same way that you would limit the number of people you invite to a dinner party.
If your Zoom party is too packed, not everyone will get a chance to meet, people may become bored, and the conversation may become confusing if one person dominates it.
2. Set a Time Convenient for Everyone:
When hosting a virtual happy hour, one of the most important things to remember is to schedule a time that is convenient for everyone. Zoom has a feature that allows you to arrange a one-time meeting or a series of recurring meetings at a specific time each week.
For groups of friends with busy schedules, one-time encounters are ideal. If everyone is available on a Fridays at 7 p.m., you can send out a weekly reminder, though double-checking is usually a good idea.
3. BE ON TIME:
You wouldn't want to be kept waiting before a meeting, and you shouldn't make your Zoom visitors wait either.
Before they begin, the remainder of the visitors may be waiting for you. Let the host know if you can't avoid being late.
Don't Get Derailed:
Whether you're the host or not, it's critical that the other guests believe you're involved and present in the conversation.
Nobody enjoys narrating a storey while the person on the other end of the line is glued to their phone or computer. There are, of course, exceptions, such as checking in with the children.
If distractions are unavoidable, make sure to use the mute button to prevent interrupting the meeting. You should strive to remember to unmute yourself during video calls to avoid that embarrassing moment we've all had.