Reply to post: My rules of engagement with speakerphones

Bombastic boss gave insane instructions to sensible sysadmin, with client on speakerphone

Chris King Silver badge
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My rules of engagement with speakerphones

(1) Tell the other party you're switching to speakerphone '

(2) Tell them who else is listening in on the call at your end;

(3) Check that they're okay with that before proceeding ;

(4) Assume that the person at the other end has gone to speakerphone anyway and hasn't afforded you the same courtesies, so be careful what you say ;

Put another way - always assume your audience is bigger than you think it is, and don't make any assumptions about who's listening in at the other end. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt that says "Sorry I can't sit down, my arse just got kicked big style".

Mine's the one with the armour in the seat region.

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