Video conference Meetings
Many of us are not quite used to video conferencing. We don’t know how to act, where to look, what to wear, and so forth. That’s why we’re so excited that Warren Farmer, Zoom user and Director of Conferences and Events at Behringer Harvard, put together a helpful guide to video conference etiquette.
Here’s everything you need to know:
Dress to impress.
It’s easy to give in to the temptation to wear sweatpants and an old t-shirt because you’re working from home. However, your colleagues and customers expect you to have a professional appearance. Dress for your video conference the way you would for an in-person meeting.
Control video and audio quality
Invest in a quality webcam and speaker and microphone headset. These provide better video and audio than your computer’s built-in system. Try to hold meetings in quiet, indoor locations to control ambient noise.
Adjust your lighting.
Don’t sit directly in front or beside a bright light source, or else all the audience sees is a bright light and a shadowy figure. Experiment with moving lamps and your camera until you can see your brightly-lit face on the screen.
Try to provide a nice, plain background. If your treadmill is in your office and you use it more as a place to hang laundry, that’s not really the best visual for your audience. You can’t control everything in a mobile environment, but you should give some thought to background prior to your meeting.
Practice speaking to the camera and not the screen.
Our tendency is to look at the person on the screen, but you should look at the camera when you speak so the audience feels like you’re talking directly to them.
Sharing. Generally DO NOT select “Share Your Desktop” (unless you want every pop-up email and private message on display for your audience!). Instead, open up any relevant documents before the call and share only those during the meeting. Note that when you share, Zoom prioritizes the shared item to the bandwidth. This can reduce the other video feeds’ quality, so don’t share longer than necessary.
Practice hosting. Zoom is very easy to use, but a live video conference with a customer is not the time to explore its features. Make video appointments with internal employees and friends to get used to Zoom. Practice scheduling and inviting people to meetings. Learn how to mute and unmute audience members and re-assign the host role.london pro und contra london during christmas london during ww2 london during the blitz london during the industrial revolution london during winter london during christmas time london during shakespeare's time london during covid london evening standard london evening tours london evening gowns london evening standard archives london evening standard business london evening dresses london evening standard crossword london evening news archive london for christmas london for kids london for sale london for new years london for rent london for men burberry london for thanksgiving london for a week london from suite life on deck london from daisy of love london from shahs of sunset london from suite life on deck now london from ready to love london from paris london from above london from suite life london between font free download pool in london between buildings pool in london between two buildings london cook in front of you london front of house jobs london front of house london man jumps in front of train london theatre front of house jobs japanese london cook in front of you hotel in front of london eye building in front of london eye london in march london in february london in the sky london in december weather london inside london london inside out building london indoor dining london indoor golf london indoor mask london indoor tennis courts london indoor activities london inside out london into the woods london into inr london into tier 3 london into lockdown london to tier 4