With everyone working from home, meeting on Zoom, Skype, Facetime, and other Video Conferencing systems have become the norm. For most of us, using technology like this is new to us. So, what are some tips and tricks to get the most out of your calls?
Most of the things you can do to help your video conferencing experience happen before the meeting even starts.
- Start by finding a quiet place to take the call. If you can’t make sure the people around you know ahead of time that you are going to be on a call so that they can prepare as well.
- Set up your device in place that gives you a clear background. Make sure you are comfortable showing what’s behind you and that there won’t be any unnecessary visual distractions.
- Treat the camera as if it is the people you are talking to. Don’t get to close or too far away. Put your device at eye level, so you can talk to them face to face.
- Make sure your face is lit properly. Being backlight or underlit makes it difficult to see your facial expressions and can therefore make communication harder.
If this is the first time you are using this set up or this software, it is a good idea to test it ahead of time. You don’t want any surprises. Having technical difficult during the meeting slows things down and wastes time. Not testing your camera, background, and lighting a head of time can cause distractions during the meeting and can make it difficult for you or your coworkers to focus.
Have anymore good Zoom meeting tips you’d like to share? We’d love to hear them!