EFFECTIVELY WORKING FROM A HOME OFFICE DURING COVID-19 Proactive planning in technology, equipment, and software creates flexibility that is important, both when the crisis hits and after it is over. Links to CC social handles: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe in remote work capabilities. Even if you don’t think you’ll use them regularly when operating normally, implementing tools like Zoom, Slack, and project management platforms like Asana (which our media/creative team uses) and allowing occasional remote work can help prepare your team to quickly adapt to situations like this one. No matter what industry you’re in, catastrophe can strike at any moment. It’s critical to take the time to plan for a variety of potential scenarios. You can’t possibly cover them all, but focusing your efforts on a few will go a long way toward insulating your church or business from risk. ZOOM TIPS FOR THE MODERN AGE / sethgodin.com 1. Sit close to the screen. Your face should fill most of it. 2. Use an external microphone or headset. Regardless of how you’re amplified, remember that the microphone is only a foot away, which means you don’t have to strain or raise your voice. 3. When you’re not talking, hit mute. If you’re on mute, press and hold the space bar and you can be heard. 4. Don’t eat during the meeting. 5. When you’re on mute during an audio call, you can do whatever you want. But when you’re on mute on a video call, you need to act like you’re truly engaged. Nod your head. Focus on the screen. 6. Don’t sit with the window behind you. A little effort on lighting goes a very long way. 7. When you’re talking, spend some time looking at the camera, not the screen. 8. Don’t walk if you’re using a phone. And if you’re using a laptop, don’t put it on your lap. 9. Do not use an animated background. Do not use a funny one either. If we’re noticing 05

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