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[From Breakfast Television] Here's how to practice proper virtual office etiquette

With the advent of COVID-19, the office space has changed for thousands of workers, and for the majority of people, working from home “virtually” is a brand new experience. Communications and body language coach Karen Donaldson shares her virtual rules of engagement for online meetings, including:

This is still a work environment:

  • Show up professionally — get dressed and get your head in the game for a business meeting

Meeting etiquette still applies:

  • Set out an agenda and follow the structure
  • Announce yourself before speaking — and don’t talk over each other

Minimize distractions:

  • Set your workspace in front of simple and neutral background
  • Test your camera and frame yourself
  • Mute your microphone so background noise — pets or kids! — don’t distract from the conversation