Joining A Zoom Or Teams Call – Photo by ANTONI SHKRABA: via http://www.pexels.com
Like it, or not, the Covid pandemic has changed the way we communicate. I mean, how many of us had regularly used Zoom or Teams before 2020?
We learnt a lot about videoconferencing software can do (and what its limitations are, especially for users with disabilities).
However, one of my main take-aways is pretty simple, it involves being camera-aware.
No one is saying we should all be as skilled as a television presenter, but now and again you see people being interviewed and blunting their message, due to their camera technique.
Here are my 3 favourite tips:
- Make use of daylight – ideally use morning or late afternoon rather harsh noon light
- Speak at eye level – this is a natural way to engage and to avoid up the nostril shots
- Avoid the built-in Microphone – A clip on microphone, or one attached to earphones will cut down unwanted sounds from the surroundings.
What is your video call secret?