What Are Your Zoom Online Conferencing Turn-offs?

During this evening’s Toastmasters Zoom meeting I posed the following question:

What is your biggest turn-off when watching / hearing someone speak via Zoom?

Fantastic answers from Capital City Toastmasters #142 in Sacramento, CA

  • Ring-light reflecting in speaker’s glasses/eyes
  • Speaker shuffling papers
  • Speaker’s head/face out of frame
  • Speaker slurping beverage
  • Speaker eating food
  • Speaker smacking lips
  • Speaker poorly lit
  • Speaker’s microphone rubbing against shirt/collar
  • SPEAKER NOT MUTED WHEN NOT SPEAKING
  • Speaker multi-tasking that causes noise
  • Speaker’s iPhone notification noise
  • Speaker’s guttural throat-clearing
  • Speaker talking on phone (while not muted on Zoom)
What is your biggest turn-off when watching / hearing someone speak via Zoom?

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