Best practices and proper etiquette are important as more teams and departments make the switch—whether permanent or temporary—to using videoconferencing as a primary communication method.
Consider the following tips for your next video meeting:
- Place the camera at eye level. Look at the camera— instead of yourself on screen—when you’re talking.
- Check your background. If you’re sitting in a distracting location, blur your background, select a neutral background image or move to a less-cluttered spot.
- Check your lighting. Try facing a window or using a lamp to brighten up your webcam appearance.
- Mute yourself when not talking. Wearing headphones can also help prevent disruptive background noise.
- Wear clean and appropriate clothing. Dress appropriately for your audience and wear what you typically would if it were a face-to-face meeting.
- Do a test run. Schedule a test call with a co-worker to ensure everything looks and sounds good.
Video calls don’t need to be intimidating or feel like a hassle. Consider how these best practices can help your next meeting run smoothly. Contact Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance & Business Advisors today to learn more about team communication.
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