Zoom Blunders That are Never Excusable

Jyotshana Rani

2nd Dec'20
Zoom Blunders That are Never Excusable | OpenGrowth

Zoom Meetings: The New Normal

It has been more than 6 months since we are stuck in the Coronavirus pandemic. It has changed our lifestyle to another level, from hampering the world's economy and individuals losing their jobs to people covering miles of distance to get back to their homes. And now we have reached a point from where we all want to break out.

But, it has brought great benefits to e-commerce business and also to video calling apps like Zoom, Google Duo, etc. Working from home has become new normal, and in such situations, offices are using a variety of productivity tools and meeting software to keep in touch.

We are aware of such meetings, and many of us have attended it as well. But, we are not used to it, hence we tend to make many mistakes while attending a meeting or even when you are hosting a zoom meeting. During a zoom meeting, many times you will notice some behaviour of your colleagues which you don't like or think is inappropriate to do so. In this article, we will get to know the common mistakes we make in a video meeting.

Also read, 8 Unforgivable Video Conferencing Mistakes (and how to fix them)


Here are the common blunders that you must avoid during a video meeting on Zoom or any other platform:


1. Typing or allowing noise without muting yourself

Just imagine your feeling when you are talking to someone, and that person has a noisy background. You do not want to be that person. There is a mute button on your screen, don't forget to turn it off when you are typing furiously, kids are screaming, or any other kind of noise. It not only leaves a bad impression on your colleagues and seniors but also looks rude. 

2. Avoid Eating, Drinking, or Smoking

Managing routine when you are home is not an easy task. You get busy with your family or some other work. But, do take time out from your busy schedule to get food or something to drink before or after meetings. If you are having food, ask your fellow mates if they are okay with you eating or drinking during the meeting.

3. Checking your phone or other apps

Getting yourself indulge in a phone or any apps during a meeting is considered highly unprofessional. We think the other person will not know, but it’s a video meeting and your colleagues and boss can notice your gaze. So, do not glance at your phone. By doing so, you leave the impression that you are not interested in the meeting. If you are doing multi-task, simply turn off your camera.

4. Leaving without Notice

It’s so simple, just think when you are attending a face-to-face meeting, you do not suddenly get up and walk out. You tell your reason and then come out of the meeting. Follow that here as well, if you need to leave, leave a notice behind. If you will randomly get up and walk away, you will confuse others.

5. Checking tech issues

We are always told to check all the technical aspects before your meeting. If your voice or video is not clear or you are facing some other technical problem during a meeting, it may annoy the person at the other end.

6. Adjusting your Camera

Your camera angle is an important point to consider during a video meeting. Adjusting cameras during meetings might give weird views to the other person. So, adjust your camera before going to the meeting.


Get to know the Professional Video Call Etiquettes which you must Keep In Mind During A Video meeting



Simple steps to run the zoom meeting app on a laptop or phone

Zoom app has some interesting features which force people to use it for video meetings as well as audio conferencing. Along with that, it is compatible with laptops as well as phones. According to a report, in 2019, more than half of Fortune 500 companies have preferred using the Zoom app for their video conferencing.

Here is a guide for you on how to run the Zoom meeting app on your laptop or phone.

17 video meeting mistakes that are making you look deeply unprofessional

When working from home, we do not take video meetings on zoom or other platforms very professionally. And the reason behind it can be because one, we are not habituated to it, and the other is because we take it casually. Whatever the reasons may be, you must not forget that you still hold that position in your office and you must maintain the decorum of it. So, here are some mistakes that you must avoid if you don’t want to look unprofessional. 

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