As meeting experts, we want your meeting experiences to be better and more efficient. Recently, we asked our customers what meeting best practices they would want to share with other Lighthouse Conferencing meeting hosts. We collected a lot of great online meeting tips and wanted to share just a few of the best.

Tips for presenters:
• Connect 10 to 15 minutes early to make sure everything is working correctly.
• Turn off your cell phone and office ringer.
• Call in from a landline when you can.
• Use *96 to mute all participants to help control background noise.
• Start on time – otherwise you set a precedent for always waiting for people to join. Don’t wait for late or missing attendees.
• Speak slowly and clearly.
• Stay focused; avoid distractions during the meeting.
• Start by reviewing meeting objectives and desired outcome of the meeting – and enforce it during the call.
• If you are soliciting feedback, it’s better to get it and reserve criticism for later so as not to discourage others from making suggestions.
• Respecting a firm end time that can’t be moved goes a long way with attendees.
• Conclude by thanking people for their time and participation.
• Ensure that after the meeting, you send a follow up email clearly stating action items, decisions made, etc.

About Marc Gutman

Marc Gutman is the Chief Events Officer at Lighthouse Conferencing. He has over ten years of experience in Conferencing and Collaboration services and is dedicated to Lighthouse's mission of being a different kind of conferencing company. When not sharing his passion for remote meetings and collaboration you can find Marc enjoying time with his wife and three small children, cycling, snowboarding, kiteboarding, playing golf and generally enjoying the outdoors of Colorado. Find Marc on and LinkedIn.

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Marc Gutman is the Chief Events Officer at Lighthouse Conferencing. He has over ten years of experience in Conferencing and Collaboration services and is dedicated to Lighthouse's mission of being a different kind of conferencing company. When not sharing his passion for remote meetings and collaboration you can find Marc enjoying time with his wife and three small children, cycling, snowboarding, kiteboarding, playing golf and generally enjoying the outdoors of Colorado. Find Marc on and LinkedIn.

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