Find your attention wandering during teleconferences? The temptation to check your mail or surf the Web is hard to resist when no one can see you.
Instead of giving in, try taking minutes for the meeting. You’ll force yourself to pay more attention, avoiding the embarrassing need to say “I’m sorry, what was the question again?”. You’ll also find it easier to remember action items and details afterwards. If you share your notes with your team members, you’ll create more value, too.