The growing popularity of video conferencing is sure to provide a slew of social faux pas, but it’ll be tough to top this one.
Public relations firm P.J. Inc. provided a gem of an example on what not to do during a video conference. Picture this: a video screen divided into four equal parts (a la Hollywood Squares), with people in each part.
The YouTube clip then shows a young woman in the top left corner removing her bra — without removing her blouse. While the woman is removing her undergarments, the video expertly captures the expressions and responses of her colleagues, which vary from nervous laughter to an older man in the top right corner barking out: “Somebody get Morgan on the phone.”
To view the clip in its entirety, click here.
Luckily, ooVoo, A Web cam and video conferencing company, offers a complete list of etiquette rules for virtual meetings including:
- Pick a facilitator to help manage any over-exuberant participants, and
- Ask permission if you wish to record a video chat (privacy is expected until consent is given otherwise).
Here is the complete list of ooVoo’s etiquette tips.