As more workplaces transition to being remote we are attending more video calls to reach both customers and colleagues. If you don’t have a lot of experience with video conferencing, it may take some time getting used to.
With these 7 tips we can help you stay productive and become a pro in video conferencing whilst working from home:
- Dedicated workspace
Find a quiet space away from people and distractions. Prepare everything you need before you start the meeting – chargers, pens, notebook etc.
- The surrounding
Make sure no pets or children are around that might distract you ? Also check what the participants in the meeting will see behind/around you.
- Get dressed
You don’t need to dress as formally as you do for work, but maybe skip that old comfy t-shirt
Place your computer at eye level (maybe put some books under it?) It can otherwise become a “less flattering” image of yourself ?. Try to look into the camera and keep eye contact.
Use a headset to avoid sound-delay or echo. Don´t drum with a pen or type too hard on the keyboard. Use “mute”-button until you want to say something (this might take some practise though not forgetting to un-mute) ?
Have a window placed so that you get the light in your face. Not behind you, as your face will turn out way to dark. Light coming from above will create shadows under your eyes.
- Connect on time
Things can happen and technology can go awry. Connect in good time!
Want to know what more you could do to make your video conference successful? Check out our white paper for five steps to follow to make it a great success.