Linked: Want People to Listen to You in Zoom Meetings? Follow These 3 Rules

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Two things that I want to say about this:

1. Getting there early is an opportunity to have small talk, and maybe even a laugh or two, something the we are all lacking in the work from home world, and which science is now telling us is making us feel more alone, even as we sit on video conferences on and off all day long. When we go from call to call talking business only and getting off as quickly as possible, that is Zoom fatigue. If you have a few laughs together? Totally different.

2. Also, don’t sleep on being the one to send the follow up notes, and meeting wrap ups. Yeah it’s a pain, it means you have to take notes and pay attention. You know what else it means? When the next meeting starts, you are now the keeper of the notes, and probably running the meeting to kick it off. Now you don’t have to find a way to interject politely, you have the floor. Additionally,  if you are running the meeting, be aware of who is talking, and who isn’t. Who looks like they want to say something, and isn’t getting a chance. Don’t setup your screen to show you the large image of who is talking and small screens of everyone else. That only drags your attention away from the group, and the people not talking. Don’t leave them behind.… Read More

Linked: Always (and Never) Out of Office: Why Two-Thirds of Professionals Aren’t Taking Time Off in 2020, But Should

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I know the travel options are limited for us this year, and maybe some families don’t have the financial wherewithal to travel anyway, but this is not going to to end well: “Most of us are putting vacation on the … Read More

What I’m Sharing (weekly) July 26, 2020

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COVID Stories: Sidestepping Doomscrolling and Staying Sane During Coronavirus
New Study Shows Troubling Disconnect Between HR and Employees
The ‘Rules’ For Working From Home – including why some of the “rules” should be ignored in favor of what works for you.
Why More Companies are Offering a Four-Day Workweek
How to Check Your Devices for Stalkerware
Craig Ball Just Published a New Exemplar Preservation Letter
Tech Sector Job Interviews Assess Anxiety, Not Software Skills
Three Keys to Avoid Microsoft Teams Data Swamp
No Brainer – Turn on 2FA Now!
Poor Work-Life Balance Linked to Poor Health
Five Great Reads on eDiscovery for July 2020
How to Know If You’ve Been Hacked, and What to Do About It… Read More

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