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May 5

Eight steps to a successful video conference

Successful video conference

Video conference

Videoconferencing has become part of work routines and will increasingly be a tool used in all work dimensions, marketing and communication included. If you are not careful with the image, colleagues and customers will be more attentive to the form than to the content. Here are some tips for being on video calls, the main one being practicing before. Before your meeting, put your phone in selfie mode. If you’re not doing as well as you want, follow these recommendations:

  1. Check the sound - Wear headphones or place yourself close to the microphone. The headphones minimize background noise.
  2. Choose the best light - Use a desk lamp. Place it at the distance you think is necessary, but this will be a light that overlaps that of the computer screen and will give you a comfortable and more natural feeling. Things to avoid are windows behind, lights overhead and lamps that transmit shade.
  3. Fit appropriately - Sit at a distance from the screen where people can see your head, shoulders and middle of your torso.
  4. Choose the right background - Sit in front of a monotonous, one-color wall with nothing to create a distraction. If you have to sit in front of something, that is far from a bookshelf or a painting, so that people don't try to see the books you read or the art you like.
  5. Sit correctly - Sit in a chair in a chair that forces you to focus on the posture. Keep both feet on the floor, as crossing your legs can swing. If you sit on a sofa, it is likely to slide and if you have an office chair you will recline.
  6. Dress appropriately - Pajamas and sportswear are out of the question, but you don't need anything very trendy either. You leave the bright, bright colors out, as they are too distracting. Wear clothes business casual.
  7. Keep your eyes on the camera - It may be tempting to look to the side to see how it looks. Don't do it. It distracts. If you need to, place an object behind the camera to focus. Thus, it also focuses on its audience. This works even when people are seeing your face and presentation.
  8. Avoid the nose plane - Place the laptop or monitor on top of books or a table so that the camera is at face level. If the laptop is too low you will have to look it up and down. And everybody doesn't need to look at nostrils ...

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