It is easy to dismiss our physical appearances when working online. It is so easy but it is not worth it!
It is sad talking to a black, faceless screen. There may be some occasions when this is unavoidable. However, we should not make it a habit to show up as a faceless person for meetings. We would not do so in the physical meeting spaces – Right?
Dressing and showing up for your meeting is still a part of the professional expectations. By doing so, you are showing respect to yourself, your colleagues and also providing an opportunity for real human interaction during this period of isolation. You don’t need to be in a suit but do show a clean face, brushed teeth, combed hair, and decent clothing! You will also feel better about yourself. Being isolated does not mean that we let go of our healthy habits! YOU can be the source of inspiration to someone else by taking care of yourself.
Lastly, you can have tea or water while in a meeting. Don’t do any heavy foods – the sound and sight of it can be very distracting!
Let us help each other by showing up 100%!