A Painful Call You’ve Probably Experienced

Someone took the time to dramatize a sadly-all-too-typical conference call:

Conference Call in Real Life

So here’s the deal:  it shouldn’t be this way!  Make sure you’re not the guy on mute who doesn’t check in.  Make sure, if you’re the meeting organizer, you have a good agenda and that you’re moderating the meeting well enough that people can participate well without talking over one another.  And don’t use a conference call if you can accomplish the needed decision via email or a short face to face later.  We can do better at this!

As a bonus, here’s a BINGO card for that really annoying conference call you can’t get out of.  Make sure you’re not the host.

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