A lot of people and businesses are using the convenience of video conferencing much more since the recent social restrictions saw us spending less time face to face. Whether it be by Zoom, Skype or another applications, this trend has continued since we have gone back to our normal routines in WA, because of its convenience and time-saving nature.
But I have noticed that a number of people, including those who work in the technology and creative industries, don’t have an optimal setup for quality video conferencing.
So recently, while experiencing a poor video presentation over Zoom, I scribbled down some notes about how you can ensure that you give your audience a quality video conference experience.
Here are 3 important video conferencing tips to ensure that your viewers don’t turn you off!
Use a microphone connected to your computer rather than speaking into your computer’s microphone. That distance between your mouth and the mic matters, and if your room has an echo then those on the receiving end are going to have a difficult time.
When you talk into the computer you risk your voice being distant, unclear and distorted. Use a good microphone which picks your voice up clearly, or a headset with a microphone near your mouth.
This will make for a much better audio experience for your listeners and viewers. So get out to JB HiFI, Harvey Norman or Officeworks and get your video conference headset and microphone technology sorted!
Get your camera angle right
Aim to be at eye-level with your webcam. No one wants to be on the other end of a video conference, while looking up your nose from a low angle or looking down on you from a high angle.
Have the camera as directly in front of your eye-line as possible.
Tidy up your background
Remove clutter so that you have a neat background setting.
If you position yourself in front of a bookshelf make sure it’s neat and tidy.
Banners with your company branding are a good idea.
Or, if using Zoom, you might use a virtual background.
It’s that easy. Happy Zooming!