Avoid looking like a rookie on a video conference call

With services like Skype, GoToMeeting, WebEx, Google Hangouts and Join.Me, we’re almost at the level of a Star Wars Jedi High Council meeting, where our holograms sit in a room together with actual people.

Gone are the days of holding a phone receiver to multiple ears to hear what the other person is saying. On smartphones, we’re getting patched into conference calls to all four corners of the planet while standing in line at grocery stores (unless you order food online or via UberEATS).

Video conference calls are used to save time, but we still need to be prepared to ensure that time is saved efficiently.