• Everyone is using a USB headset.
    • Phone headsets sound awful.
    • Music headphones pick up too much background noise.
    • Laptop audio picks up way too much background noise.
  • Everyone mutes their audio when they’re not speaking.
    • It reduces the overall background noise on the audio.
  • Everyone has joined from their own computer.
    • It’s difficult to hear remotely what’s going on in a room, typically the remote people get a worse experience than the people in the office.
  • Everyone has their video switched on.
    • Be brave and be the first person to switch the camera on.
  • We’re using a tool that works without a complex client installation (appear.in, Google Meet) so everyone is on time.
  • Everyone is actually listening so that when a question, they can answer.
  • Everyone is on WiFi.
    • Being on the receiving end of someone joining a video call on their phone’s mobile network is awful.
  • Everyone is in a quiet place.
    • Public transport isn’t the ideal place to take a business call.
    • Loud distractions (ping pong, music, people) ruin calls.