Here's what I wrote in Effective Virtual Conversations:
"No one, or fewer than registered, shows – Rescheduling can become a slippery slope. Whether you have four people on the call or 40 people on the call, consider how your virtual program (or components of it) can be packaged for future benefit. How will you record the call? What changes might need to be made to the process and approach? It is likely that people will be running late.
Solution: A best practice is always to start and end on time, given that people are likely to be calling in at different times of their days. As a facilitation team consider how you are handling missed attendees and last minute cancellations."
What do you want to communicate to your group about process issues and starting and ending on time? How do you want to be known as a virtual leader? Our reputation can precede us, as it does in the in-person space. If you are known as someone adding value, and being firm on time, it's likely that that will precede you. A reminder the day of the call is also valuable.
What do you want to do to remind people, and also keep your own energy up?
Enjoy the start to your week,