There’s a lot in this to be mindful of when you’re participating in a meeting, or now days if you’re doing a video webinar or broadcast as well, but this one for me is lesson number 1:
“Even if you don’t need to be fully engaged in the meeting, your professional reputation can suffer if it even looks like you’re not paying attention. So close those other windows, turn your phone upside down, and remember that you’re always “on camera.””
You’re on camera, people in the meeting can see you. If someone else is talking, but you are moving around, typing on your keyboard, etc. it’s really distracting, and unprofessional.
Just don’t do it. Sit and listen to the people who are speaking like they were in the room.
Also, go read the whole thing.