Over the years in my professional career, I have been exposed to a few very commonly-used applications, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Outlook and screen sharing platforms such as WebEx & GoTo Webinar. If you are like me, sometimes the misuse of these can make you cringe at times and wish you could gently reach out across the digital airwaves, or in person, and nudge the user in the right direction.
How many times have you been in a room where the presenter forgot to disable their notifications and you saw some very private pop-up? Sometimes the room gets a laugh, other times it can create a very awkward situation. This could be from Outlook, Skype, Teams, Slack, etc.. In most cases, it creates a distraction.
Additionally, how many of you have been plagued with the Reply-All monster?! Someone gets a promotion and you get “That’s Awesome!” “Keep up the great work!” and of course the “Very-Well Deserved!” from no less than 50-100 people! You might possibly even get the GIF people who love speaking with pictures 🙂 This floods your inbox with worthless one-liners from people you probably don’t even know. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could avoid this?
Lastly, how many times have you been a part of an online training/webinar and been hit with the horrible audio, robot voice, dogs barking, people eating their lunch/smacking, doorbells, or sidebar conversations that shouldn’t be heard 🙂 I know I have, a hundred times over! I even wrote another blog post about proper audio etiquette! Check it out here: Audio Etiquette – What Works & What Doesn’t
In this video, I walk you through my opinions on these three areas and how we, as business professionals, can drastically improve our image overnight!
*The opinions & comments in this video are that of my own and in no way reflect official positions of any entity, past or present.