Differentiate yourself in SFB meeting

In a meeting with large number of participants, there are few speakers. Questions and comments by the audience are typically typed in the chat window. Speakers take a pause periodically to view the chat and look for questions worth answering. There will be lot of people posting stuff.  The question is, how do you Differentiate yourself in SFB meeting chat?Often good questions or comments are missed by the presenters due to time pressure.

Differentiate yourself in SFB meeting chat

Solution is simple. Right click in the chat textbox and choose Font… Choose Purple color and increase the font size to 12 (default is 10). Why purple, because blue is usually reserved for hyperlinks. Red is not a good choice. Any other color which stands out is fine. I have found purple to be the best on light blue background which is default shading.

Differentiate yourself in SFB meeting - change font

Now your comments will be more prominent – visually.
Do not make the font size too big, otherwise it will appear very rude.

A simple but effective way to Differentiate yourself in a SFB meeting!

Differentiate yourself in SFB meeting - 12 font size and purple color

You can also use emoticons if relevant. But a person scanning the chat text will not take emoticons seriously – because many people use emoticons just because they like using them.

You can also use the exclamation mark to attract attention.

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Now your text is shown with the High Priority icon. No need to change font color or size. This is a one-time toggle. For next use, you have to click the icon again before sending text. DO NOT overuse it. If you do, people will ignore all exclamations!

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Try it out and let me know if it works. Of course, these are not the only ways of standing out in a crowded chat. I have thought of and used these techniques. I am sure you also have your own ideas. I would love to learn from you. Please post your methods in the comments section.

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