Covid Etiquette: Tips For Managing an Embarrassing Unexpected Interruption During a Virtual Meeting

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Covid Etiquette: Tips For Managing an Embarrassing Unexpected Interruption During a Virtual Meeting

Virtual meetings have become the conference rooms of the pandemic, but instead of sitting at a roundtable, you are joining from your living room...or kitchen or home office. Oftentimes that can mean you're more likely to face embarrassing, unexpected interruptions. Elaine Swann, etiquette expert and founder of the Swann School of Protocol, gives us her tips to manage those mishaps.   

"If you're sharing your screen and an inappropriate message should pop up," Elaine says,"immediately get rid of it and apologize, pivot and then move on with the conversation."   

Since they're likely going to happen at some point, Elaine suggests following these steps to move on quickly without feeling too much embarrassment.  

Heading back to the office? Get Elaine's advice on how to avoid handshakes if you'd prefer not to touch amid the pandemic. 

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