We're all zooming to our next conference call with the boss, colleagues and clients, but watch out for your surroundings...
1# Potato head
my boss turned herself into a potato on our Microsoft teams meeting and can’t figure out how to turn the setting off, so she was just stuck like this the entire meeting pic.twitter.com/uHLgJUOsXk— Rach (@PettyClegg) 30 March 2020
2# Background aesthetic
If you do WFH and have a Skype meeting, always consider if the 'art' on the wall is:— Gareth Barlow (@GarethBarlow) 18 March 2020
A) In shot
B) Appropriate pic.twitter.com/CqRAvCV4AF
3# Being cut from video calls
4# Interrupting cat
DO NOT APOLOGISE WHEN YOUR PETS JUMP INTO THE FRAME ON ZOOM CALLS. Was just in a conference with the CEOs of a major US org and Muffin jumped on my lap and the whole conversation stopped, IS THAT A CAT, SHOW ME THE CAT!— Christopher Ruz #TheRaggedBlade out now! (@ruzkin) 26 March 2020
Everyone needs cats in these trying times.
5# Key points to remember
During social distancing, it’s important to remember good conference call etiquette:— Julieanne Smolinski (@BoobsRadley) 10 March 2020
- awkward silence
- can you hear me
- [weird small talk because someone is 10 min late]
- BEEP BOOP
- strange crunch
- heavy breath
- oops sorry you go ahead
- sorry no, you
- BOOP beep
First class of the day, Professor asks us to unmute our Mic's to make the classroom setting on zoom more "real". Now listening to lecture plus 2 people breathing heavily and 1 munching on chips loudly into the mic #COVID19 #Virtual #ZoomUniversity #zoomfail— John Kemper (@jtkemper_) 30 March 2020
7# Public viewing
Pro-tip: if you and your husband are both working from home, check to see if he's on a four-way video call BEFORE running past the office naked to get a towel from the linen closet. #RealStory #COVID19 #WFH https://t.co/axghUWjvs2— Christina Kerby (@ChristinaKerby) 13 March 2020
8# Distraction 101
WFH diary, day 1:— Howard Pinsky (@Pinsky) 13 March 2020
🔋 Power went out during recording
🚧 Contruction workers are extra loud today
🍌 Daughter walked in on a meeting singing “I like banaaaaanas” at the top of her lungs
9# Scheduling meetings at all hours
Is my teacher okay? pic.twitter.com/wcblzjJTeW— 🦋Marinah (@lowkeylionesss) 29 March 2020
This AM, WFH and prepping for 5 meetings:— Philina Fan (@skyeezfalling) 11 March 2020
Me: I don't have to put make-up on! Camera's pretty blurry, no one's gonna see this nose zit.
Coworker: There's something stuck to your nose. Is it food?
Me: Yes, it's a zit, let's move on.
11# Automatic A
*enter: first zoom session for my world theater history 2 class*— nia blizzard (@niafrombway) 23 March 2020
Classmate: what are the grades going to be like?
My Teacher: Listen its the fucking apocalypse i really dont care as long as you come to the zoom sessions everyone is getting an A
I love being a theater major 🤣
12# Party time
I made my first Zoom FAIL. I accidentally invited one of our founders to my family's cocktail hour last night. LOL we all had a good laugh but oops! #zoomfail 🤪— Amanda Mulay (@amandamulay) 30 March 2020
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