No matter what type of meeting you are attending, whether it is virtual or in person, it is important to be on time. Being tardy for an important meeting can be an embarrassment and can upset your host, as well as the other attendees. If you are attending a virtual meeting and waiting for the host to start the meeting, it is important to be on time and respectful.
- Find the necessary tools and platforms to attend the meeting. These platforms can range from Skype, Zoom, Slack or Discord. Additionally, you should know the meeting number and access code (if required).
- Prior to the meeting, make sure that you have the necessary equipment and software required to join the meeting, such as computer, tablet or smartphone, and make sure that these are up to date and functioning properly.
- Utilize Do Not Disturb or Silent Mode when joining a meeting remotely, as to avoid distractions and disruptions caused by notifications.
- Connect to the meeting one or two minutes before the start time.
- Wait for the host to arrive, allowing the host to start the meeting without interruption.
- If the host is running late to the meeting, you may direct any urgent questions to the other attendees. However, it is important to remember to respect the time of the host.
- At the start of the meeting, be courteous and respectful.
What is the best way to be on time for a virtual meeting?
The best way to be on time for a virtual meeting is to connect to the meeting at least one or two minutes before the start time. Additionally, it is important to make sure that you have the required software and equipment functioning properly.
How can I be respectful to the host?
It is important to be respectful to the host by waiting until they start the meeting and not speaking or doing anything until they arrive. If the host is running late, you may direct any urgent questions to the other attendees, but remember to respect the time of the host.
What if I have technical difficulties?
If any technical difficulties arise before or during the meeting, make sure to alert the host and other attendees that you may be having technical difficulties so that they can provide support.
What if I am unable to join the meeting?
If you are unable to join the meeting at the set time, make sure to contact the host and give them as much notice of why you cannot make it. The host can also reschedule the meeting or accommodate you if they are able to.
What happens if I arrive late or miss the meeting?
If you arrive late or miss the meeting, contact the host and explain the situation, apologise and ask if they are able to make any accommodations.