Working for a video conferencing company for nearly 5 years, I have had my fair share of video meetings. I like to consider myself somewhat of an expert on the subject of conducting video calls, but I wasn’t always a video pro.
Typically when I talk to customers their biggest challenge using video conferencing tools is getting over the initial discomfort. It’s possible you are a technology genius or flawless public speaker but may still be unsure of how to look your best on a video conference. That’s where I come in.
It helps build stronger and faster relationships, allows for more effective communication and collaboration, and most importantly, allows you to use your time wisely so you can get more done each workday.
In addition to the benefits for individual employees, video conferencing can cut travel budgets and reduce a company’s carbon footprint, yet, many people are still intimidated by using video for their meetings.
Now, if you’re hesitant about joining your first video call or worried about looking your best for your first video meeting, this infographic provides 14 tips to make sure you look professional on your next video meeting. Don’t worry, they are easy! (Note: You can get your free download of these tips at Easymeeting!)
Here are some of the most useful tips:
Check your environment:
Optimal lighting and minimal background noise make you look and sound professional.
Dress to impress:
Treat meeting on video as you would an in-person meeting. If you would wear a suit, go ahead put on your suit jacket.
Don’t forget to put on a smile. :)
Get people involved:
Be sure that everyone is comfortable and participating while in your meeting, just like you would if you were around a table.
Don’t multi-task during your meeting.
Join a couple minutes early to check your equipment and network connection.
Consider these tips before your next video meeting and download the full infographic below: