“Over 13% of users have said something about the person on the conference call when they thought it was on mute.”
Uh-oh, this is the stuff of nightmares right here. You mutter something about someone on the call thinking you were on mute, only to have them hear it and you subsequently curl up and die in a ball of cringe.
Pulling faces and making fun of other people on the call go hand-in-hand when it comes to conference calling etiquette – it’s best to stray away from both of them.
Perhaps surprisingly, more women than men admitted to discussing other callers while on mute – 26% compared to 22%.
Be professional at all times and resist the urge to chat about other callers, even if you’re 100% sure that you’ve pressed the mute button. It’s guaranteed that there will be one time when you forget to press it, or simply didn’t push it hard enough.
Those are our conference calling dos and don’ts – at least, the ones borne of the top confessions, which those surveyed admitted to. If you’re ever in doubt of whether you should or shouldn’t do something while on a call, remember to keep your mind on the task at hand, and your call will be much more productive.