Video conferencing has become an essential tool for most people today. These four useful tips will help you to prevent troubles and have a smooth experience during your video calls
How many times have you thought of video Conferencing as a pain in the neck? Especially technical problems can make your video session a nightmare, but there are also other less-known issues, like, for example, our bad appearance on the screen, which could spoil your conference and then your day. Luckily, video conferencing has been in use for long enough that there is a plenty of golden rules, best practices and tips available that can help you to keep troubles away.
- Know your tools
Most people simply want to start using their video conferencing technology immediately, with little or no grasp of the topic. Now, it is true that the graphic interfaces of video conferencing apps are generally easy and intuitive, one just for all R-HUB`s TurboMeeting ; but it is also true that everybody must spend some few minutes on reading the instructions of the video conferencing Tool at least once.
In general, a good knowledge of the tool you are going to use is essential for having a smooth session. Consider that human errors are still the cause number one of problems during a video conference.
- Visuals matter
Once you feel sure on the technical side of the thing, it is time to consider your appearance and the one of your surroundings. Look matters also in digital life, and many details are often enhanced by the keen eye of your cam, especially if you wish to experience telepresence. Therefore, dress properly, set the background in a convenient way and spend some time in adjusting your cam and your microphone. You are going to find detailed suggestions and tips about this topic on R-HUB`s blog at http://www.rhubcom.com
- Adjust the sound
Remember, between you and your interlocutor there are a microphone, some wires and a complicated technology. Don’t speak to your microphone, as it were a human person; first check it and, if it is necessary, adjust it, so that your voice doesn’t come off as too loud or too soft. Table microphones are the worst choice, as they can easily pick up some annoying noises like accidental or involuntary body movements. Prefer ceiling microphones.
- Try to be engaging
During video conferences, it is easy to fall into the trap of routine or be monotonous. Don’t read some text or slides, but speak to your audience. Make an effort to use some of the many tools that are available on today’s web conferencing platforms exactly to engage video conference participants, like the whiteboard and the polls.
In conclusion, learn the technical instructions of your video conferencing tool, then adjust your cam, audio and surroundings, don’t forget to dress properly, and try to engage your audience. If you follow these simple four tips, your conference will be a success.
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