Irvine, California based Hard Drive Recovery Group recently published an informative blog post on video conferencing on apps such as Microsoft Teams, Skype and Zoom. The company is also pleased to offer their professional data recovery services to those who have accidentally lost their files due to malfunctioning hardware or corrupted software/data.
As noted in the post, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people to work from home, so office meetings now have to take place via video conference calls. Many of the technicalities regarding the setup of video conferences are easy and relatively user-friendly. However, there is still the problem of how these video conferences can be done properly. In light of this, the blog post explores video sharing etiquette and clarifies that just because people are at home, it does not mean that they are allowed to act unprofessional. In fact, maintaining credibility and professionalism is of the utmost importance regardless of the setting. In line with this, Hard Drive Recovery Group published three useful tips on video conferencing etiquette, giving advice on what people can do even before the meeting starts.
First, the blog post highlights the importance of having a clear agenda before setting up a virtual meeting. This eliminates the frustrations some people experience when there is a meeting where everybody just sits around, waiting for all attendees to be present. Unfortunately, when the meeting is finally taking place, there may be times when even the presiding officer will take a while to get things in order. Unlike physical meetings, people can find it difficult to express their frustration in virtual meetings because of the lack of physical interaction. Whether a meeting is physical or virtual, however, it is very important to have a clear agenda that outlines what the meeting is all about. With a clear agenda, attendees know what to expect and can estimate how long the video conference will run. Furthermore, if there is an element of participation in the meeting, it gives people an opportunity to prepare talking points as well as manage their time better.
Next, Hard Drive Recovery Group recommends that video call participants get their devices ready even before starting the video call. It is important to check on the hardware and if the internet speeds are stable enough to prevent any problem. Unfortunately, there are some internet connection issues that are not so easy to fix, and if such problems happen, the attendee experiencing difficulties should inform the presiding officer beforehand. Alternatively, asking for everyone’s permission to have the meeting recorded is one of the best solutions to connectivity issues as it allows them to update themselves later on what happened during the meeting. Furthermore, it is important to make sure that all the participants have the correct meeting link, dial-in number and the app downloaded on their phone or computer ahead of time.
People should always prepare a presentable background as well. It is true that not everyone has a home office, but a background full of kitchenware like pots and pans can easily distract other attendees. When attending a virtual meeting, a simple bare wall is acceptable enough to serve as a video call background. Alternatively, some video conference platforms have background features that can help solve this issue. These video conferencing apps include Microsoft Teams and Skype that allows participants to blur their background. Zoom similarly enables users to choose a virtual background.
With the current rapid spread of COVID-19, people have been asked to stay indoors for their own safety and the safety of others. As such, it is important to learn to adapt to this unusual series of circumstances. Hard Drive Recovery Group emphasizes the importance of handling meetings professionally and respectfully, even if it is done online, and also advises employees to take care of their company computers and laptops. Meanwhile, those who have accidentally lost their files while working at home may contact Hard Drive Recovery Group to avail their professional data recovery services. The company has years of experience handling such cases and guarantees the full recovery of damaged or lost files.
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from Hard Drive Recovery Group