Here are some tips to make your (and your colleagues') Teams Video Conferencing (VC) experience a little more pleasant:

Teams Specific VC Guidelines
  • Do nominate a meeting chair. ...
  • Do let the chair perform his/her duties and properly chair the meeting. ...
  • Do ask the chair to let you speak (don't just start talking)
  • Do this by using the Teams chat window to indicate to the chair that you would like to speak
  • If you are chair you must keep open and monitor the chat window for this reason

General VC Guidelines
  • Do be courteous to other participants. ...
  • Do speak clearly. ...
  • Don't shout. ...
  • Do put your mobile (and other devices) on silent before starting a VC
  • Do keep body movements minimal. ...
  • Don't interrupt or speak over other speakers. ...
  • Do maintain eye contact by looking into the camera. ... (don't be tempted to look at your own picture)
  • Don't carry on side conversations (on mobile or email). ...
  • Do dress appropriately.
  • Do mute yourself when you are not speaking to eliminate any potential noise in your background (e.g. just moving around paper on your desk can be very loud and distracting to other VC participants)
  • Do turn off your video and only use audio if you have poor broadband coverage (audio only requires less broadband capacity but still allows you to participate in the VC)
  • Do test that everything works in advance of your 1st Teams VC, if you need help contact servicedesk@cit.ie
  1. Access your Teams Settings in the top right hand corner of your Teams screenImage Placeholder
  2. Click Devices
  3. Confirm the Speaker, Microphone and Camera are set to what you would expect
  4. Click Make a test call