Let's deliver an online session
Before You Start
60 minutes before:
Get your desk ready, clear a space, get rid of distractions and set your phone to silent.
Let your colleagues know you won't be available and post a “Do Not Disturb” sign if you need to.
Log in, load up and check your resources.
30 minutes before:
Turn off unnecessary IM and email to avoid distractions.
Make sure your computer monitor (and webcam) are positioned for comfort.
Enable and check your audio connections.
Answer calls of nature; grab a coffee or some water!
15 minutes before:
Be ready to greet participants with voice and chat.
Have an engaging activity for them to do. (Keep pre-session activities simple and fun. See Icebreakers for some ideas.)