In the wake of the new global pandemic, more are more companies are replacing personal meetings with video conferencing. Companies are recommending their employees to work from home. If you are one such employee, you might need better video conferencing software and a better work environment at your home to do the job. Here are some tips that could help you to do better video conferencing from home.
Set Up A Comfortable Space
The first and foremost thing to do before a video conference is to set up a comfortable space. Select a private space to avoid any disturbance during the video conference. If you don’t have a private space, you can always use a headphone to minimize the noise from the background. Set your camera ideally for an unobstructed view. Sit at an appropriate distance from the camera. Also, make sure that the lighting of the room is excellent.
Be it an official meeting or a video conference, you should be presentable. If you are doing a job interview over a video conference, you should not wear sweatshirts and sweatpants. Wear a formal dress to impress the interviewer. If you are working and about to do an official video conference, follow the workplace dress code. It is better to present a reasonable good appearance. Make sure the dress you wear do not have stripes or pattern because it may distract the camera.
Do A Test Run
Before you make the video call, check your free video conferencing software and make sure that it is working properly. Also, make sure your Wi-Fi connection is better and your device is fully charged. If you do not have a proper Wi-Fi connection, it causes interruption during the video conference. Take a few extra minutes before the call to check everything is alright and once you start the call, make sure that everyone can hear and see each other.
Know When To Mute
When you do video conferencing from home, there are high chances of picking up unwanted noises that could cause distractions to the ongoing video call. Therefore, it is better to mute when you are not speaking. It allows the others on the call to hear who is speaking. Also, mute the video feed whenever you get up or move around during the call because it causes distractions.
Be Attentive During Video Conference
It is really important to stay focused during the video call. Do not do other activities like sending emails, reading articles, looking at your phone, or eat food during the conference. Always look into the camera when you talk. And when you are not talking pay attention to the person who is talking.