Call into the conference call a couple minutes early. You never want to be the person everyone else is waiting on.
When you’re not talking, mute your phone to avoid distracting noises.
Say your name
If it is not a video call, make sure you state your name before speaking to avoid confusion.
Just because the meeting isn’t in person, doesn’t mean you can goof off. Research and prepare for the conference call as much as you would for an important in-person meeting.
When you are on a conference call there are so many potential distractions—work piling up on your desk, emails coming in and chat messages pinging in the background. Close all of the tabs on your computer or try to snag a conference room to have some peace and quiet to focus.
Have a Clear Leader
Each conference call should have a defined leader who emails out an agenda before the call, keeps the call on schedule and directs the conversation.