8 Cardinal Rules of Running a Virtual Meeting

By William Vanderbloemen

It Doesn’t Come Naturally

There’s a list of stocks I wish I had bought two months ago: Clorox. Whoever owns Purell. Cruise companies (kidding). But most of all?


Coronavirus has brought a brand-new world of handwashing, sanitizing, avoiding travel and … working from home. The term is “social distancing,” but the reality is, we are all having to figure out how to relate from a remote setting. I wonder how many people will have to figure out their first set of video-based business meetings from home in the next weeks?

Here’s what I’ve learned: running meetings via video just doesn’t come naturally.

Click here to learn some best practices for having a meeting (or an interview) when you cannot be face-to-face.

Originally published March 15, 2020 on forbes.com.