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Is it appropriate to mute others in a video call

Due to COVID-19, my company has gone completely remote and all of our meetings are conducted over voice-call software (e.g. Skype, Zoom, Teams - usually without using video) that allows any invitee to ...
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How to applaud in a teleconference?

Suppose a work culture/environment where, in an in-person meeting, if a presenter does a good job, other attendees express appreciation with applause/clapping. Suppose now that the same meeting ...
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Is it ok to turn off the camera on a videocall?

Recently I have been interviewing for companies located outside of my home country and we do these interviews through videocalls. So I had several videocall interviews with one particular company ...
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In an audio-only conference call, especially with lag, how can participants contribute without interrupting?

My workplace team has meetings between remote participants using a group phone call. Each member dials into a number which allows them to voice chat with all other people who have called in. The ...
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Improve conference/meeting scribing skills

How do I improve my scribing skills at conferences or meetings? I can copy down every word but that makes up a document that is tedious to read by executives. I've seen examples and those scribers ...
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What if I don't have earbuds for my online interview?

I'm doing an online interview soon and they requested I use earbuds. I don't have any and I don't have the money or gas to go out and buy some. I do have access to larger headphones, big clunky ones ...
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How to talk to an oblivious boss who takes calls in bathroom unmuted

My boss has a bad habit of leaving his phone unmuted when on a conference call. Usually, we hear some background keyboard noise or some throat clearing noise, and somebody politely asks everyone to ...