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Email Tip: Stop Doing This


“Quickly checking” your email right before or during a Zoom call is one of the worst things you can do.


It's not possible to give someone your full, undivided attention while simultaneously thinking about the to do list items other people have given you via email.

What's the point of having a Zoom meeting if you aren't able to give it your full attention?

And what makes people think they are capable of doing two things at once?

Too many people (including myself sometimes) think they can get away with giving their attention to their email AND the meeting they are on at the same time.

You can't.

You're not at your best and other people can tell.

So, stop trying to fool people by seeming to pay attention to a meeting while actually going through your email.

If the meeting is not as important as your email, why are you even there? Can you not be on it?

If checking email is more important than the meeting you're on, you're either doing a poor job of trying to multitask and fooling no one or the meeting shouldn't have you on the attendance list.