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From Awkward Silence to Group Call Pro: A Beginner's Guide to Mastering Microsoft Teams

In today's world, working from home has become the norm, and that means virtual meetings and group calls have become our new best friends. And when it comes to group calls, Microsoft Teams is the MVP! So, whether you're planning a work meeting, a virtual happy hour, or a family game night, we've got you covered with this fun and light-hearted guide on how to make group calls on Teams.

Step 1: First things first, make sure you have Microsoft Teams installed. If not, go download it...or just ask your grandkids to do it for you.

Step 2: Open Teams and find the group you want to call. If you don't have any groups, just call your imaginary friend group. We won't judge.

Step 3: Click on the video call icon. Don't worry if you look like a potato on the video, everyone else does too.

Step 4: Wait for everyone to join the call. This is a great time to practice your small talk skills, like "How's the weather where you are?" or "Did you hear about that thing on the news?"

Step 5: If you're feeling really adventurous, try using the chat feature to send funny GIFs and memes. Just make sure they're work-appropriate...or not, we won't tell.

Step 6: If you need to share your screen, click on the "share screen" button. Just be warned, everyone will be able to see everything on your screen, so make sure you don't have any embarrassing tabs open.

Step 7: If you accidentally leave the call, don't panic. It happens to the best of us. Just rejoin and pretend like nothing happened.

Step 8: When the call is over, make sure to thank everyone for their time. It's always good to be polite, even in virtual meetings.

Congratulations, you just made a Teams group call! Now go celebrate with some virtual high-fives and awkward virtual hugs.

Now that you know how to use this handy tool, you can schedule all the virtual meetings, happy hours, and game nights your heart desires. And if you're looking to take your accounting and finance career to the next level, consider checking out Ujuzingo's Accountant certification exam preparation courses, career guidance, and job openings. We're here to help you succeed in this industry and make your mark. Happy calling!