Tips for Virtual Event Etiquette

Tips for Virtual Event Etiquette

How can we all have the best possible experience at ABA virtual events? Here are a few ideas!

  • We recommend keeping your camera on during Breakout Discussions and Idea Exchanges; your colleagues want to see you!

    • Many people will be joining from their home or store; background activity is to be expected, but do what you can to keep it tidy and to a minimum so fellow attendees don’t get distracted. (Keeping yourself on camera is more important than anything!)

  • Mute yourself to avoid interrupting the event and to prevent audio feedback.

  • Take advantage of the chat feature to talk with colleagues.

  • When speaking or in the chat, be sure to share your store name!

  • Sessions have to start on time; join promptly so you don’t miss anything.

  • If you have to leave a session or room, feel free to exit without comment.

  • Pets are always welcome to make appearances! But we ask you to please leave your meals until breaks.


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