Transitioning from face-to-face conversations to video calls hasn't been easy for everyone. Though working remotely hasn't affected the productivity of employees, many people find virtual meetings to be awkward, challenging, and unpredictable. However, video calls are the new normal for the time being, including networking events, and it will take some time to get used to this shift. You can use the following tips to prepare for virtual professional development sessions or networking events.
Practice Proper Video Call Etiquette
While virtual encounters have an air of informality, you should still maintain a professional demeanor. If your video is turned on, let the speaker know they have your full attention by angling your face and eyes toward your device's camera. Everyone can see you, so try to be fully present and contribute to the discussion.