If you would like to improve your video conference calls in terms of how things look, sound and operate, here are a few tips:

  • Consider using a webcam rather than the built-in laptop cam.  It may be better quality (picture and sound) plus it offers flexibility in positioning.
  • Try using a slightly side-on angel for the webcam so you can talk and type at the same time while being able to look and lean-in when you need to.
  • If you’re using your laptop camera, place the laptop on top of books or objects (in a safe and practical way) so that it is raised, and level with your face (eye level) rather than focusing up towards your chin or the ceiling.
  • Use a neutral background and switch off lights behind you.  You may also want to try using a light in front of you.
  • Close windows if they are the cause of excess and distracting light and noise.
  • Use a Bluetooth headset (with a microphone) and Bluetooth speakers if you have them.
  • Use a mute button/control where possible and appropriate.

You also have the option of choosing which apps to run in the background by going down the list individually.

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