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.)