MMLTD Meeting Tips, Vol.4
If you’re on a conference call, mute your phone. If you have a phone made after 1982, it likely has a mute button. Find it. Know it. Love it.
I don’t want or need to hear the sound of your face rubbing against your phone in whatever fetish that is, or the sound of you telling your stupid kid that they have to open the door first before they go through it, or hearing your spicy salsa ringtone on your Nokia 3390. All of that just adds a layer of distraction, and is remarkably disrespectful to everyone else on the call.
Mute your phone when you’re not speaking. Unmute only when you have something to add.
And don’t put a conference call on Hold. I will kick you off my call and assign you a shit-ton of work if you do. Yes, I’ve done that before.
Good luck everyone else.