10 Setting Personal Agendas

Before every videoconference, set an agenda for yourself. As a former executive with Ameritech advised us, “Leverage your time carefully when in a videoconference.”18 Set your own goals whether you are the initiator of the meeting or not. What do you want to accomplish? Would it be useful for you to be in control of the camera console?

Other success-oriented people who are participating in the videoconference with you will undoubtedly have their own personal goals. Without your own goals, you create a vacuum that will allow others to dominate the session.

Make a list of the three to five tasks you want to accomplish as a result of the videoconference. Make sure your list includes at least some items that are specifically ...

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