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Video Conference Call Best Practices
Since you are not allowed to be face to face with your staff, team, or have recruits on campus right now, I thought it would be a good idea to give you some video conference call best practices.
Below are some suggestions from Darren Hardy, author of the Compound Effect, to help you **shine** on camera during your staff, team, or recruit virtual meetings together!
● Sit close to the screen. Your face should fill most of it.
● Get your screen/camera at eye level. We want to see your FACE – squarely. Put your computer on a stack of books if needed.
● If you have two monitors try to primarily use the one with the camera looking at you. Otherwise, it looks like you are ignoring us! (HEY!)
● CLOSE your email, turn OFF your iMessage notifications and all other dings, dongs and computer alerts (we can hear them – and it changes the speaker screen! It’s annoying!).
● DO NOT check email or open up browsers that do not pertain to the meeting (WE CAN SEE YOU and we know when you are typing, looking off or have a bored-looking RBF).
● Use an external microphone or headset if possible.
● When you’re not talking, hit mute. Don’t forget to unmute (quickly!) when you talk!!
● Don’t eat during the meeting (or share, wtf!).
● Don’t sit with the window behind you. If you do, you better have a blast of light coming at you – see my setup below.
● When you’re on mute during an audio call, you can do whatever you want. But when you’re on mute on a video call, you need to act like you’re truly engaged. Nod your head. Focus on the screen. Don’t get up and feed your dog. Remember… WE CAN SEE YOU!!
● Talk in shorthand. Get to the main point quickly. Fill in details (maybe!) later.
● Humans in a physical room and humans in front of their computer are two different species. One can BS and lollygag forever and the other has turbo-charged hyper-active attention deficit.
Go for this—> Be brief. Be Brilliant. Be done, quickly.
Hopefully this gives you a good idea of where to sit, how to position your computer, and things not to do during the meeting so it can be a productive meeting.
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Stay safe and healthy!
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