Breathe:OK, you've taken your deep breaths before the call, now invite your team to take theirs. Rather than jump in, lead everyone in a few deep breaths, such as simple abdominal breathing (which will relax participants and improve their blood flow, making them more alert and supporting brain health) or pursed lips breathing (which causes general relaxation, according to the Cleveland Clinic). This helps distractions fall away and ensures you are starting the meeting with everyone's attention.