Otherwise, the joining person's background noise automatically is broadcasted. It can be quite disruptive.
(edited 12/16/20 by GlennD)
Panelists join soft muted by default so I have edited the title of this idea to reflect a similar issue posted in the comments.
Can this be added as an option when creating meetings or moving someone from an Attendee to an Organizer?
During a webinar if I promote an attendee to Panelist or Organizer, their mic automatically turns on. I would prefer it did not. Here is the example that happens often.
I have a coworker in the room with me to whom I ask to help monitor the questions on her laptop. When I promote her to Organizer, her microphone turns on, which I have to quickly mute, or we get a horrendous echo due to multiple microphones in the same room. This does not make us look professional. I do not have time to stare at my screen waiting for her mic to activate so I can quickly mute it. (Maybe you could create a video game called "Mute the Panelist" and see how fast we can click.)
I rarely assign panelists before the webinar begins, so most of the time I am promoting an attendee.
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