conf call phoneWe’re getting prim and proper here on hump day. Nah, not really but it is important to have a brush up on basics every now and then, yes?

Our friends at AOL Jobs pointed out several tips to make your next conference call a success.

1. Be silent. That is, check out your background noise and try to eliminate it completely especially if you’re working from home. This includes your cell phone, barking dog, screaming baby, you name it. In order to convey professionalism on the phone, it’ll show that you take the call seriously and that you’re completely focused on the conversation.

2. Pay attention. Sounds simple enough, right? This means no checking emails, no surfing the web. If it’s too hard to resist, then literally shut off your computer during the call. Read more