Maintain professionalism on conference calls by using these tips:
- Eliminate background noise. Find a quiet place and silence electronic devices. Use mute when necessary.
- Pay attention. Don’t multitask. Shut down your computer and cell- phone and pay attention.
- Be on time. It’s not OK to be late just because you aren’t seen. Be respectful of everyone’s time.
— Adapted from “Tips for Proper Conference Call Etiquette,” Tony Valdivieso, www.theworkbuzz.com.