A little preparation brings a big difference to impress people


We may think that it is unnecessary to be well-prepared for a work video conference, or it's okay to be casual, wear a comfy hoodie, plus let your hair be a bit messy. 

But in actuality, you might be judged by your appearance. We need to consider how video conferencing changes our colleague's perceptions. Yes, you are at home, the most enjoyable place in the world, but you are working and people see you. 

Now, let's remember that visual impact still very much exists, mainly in professional work. So, how to give the best appearance in a virtual meeting? Here we share a few tips to help you act more professional:

Light the way

As a common rule, avoid fluorescent lights, which can cast unflattering shadows. Place your primary light source behind your camera. This way, the light and the camera point in the same direction. 

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As for the angle, the camera should be placed at your eye level. If you are using a laptop, place something beneath it to raise it until your eyes are at the same level as the camera lens.

Look respectable

Even if solely your face and shoulders area units are within the frame, you never grasp if you’ll have to be compelled to stand up for any reason. Therefore, you should dress completely from head to toe. Place some ingratiating, solid colors close to your face, similar to newscast anchors do. Check your teeth for remnants of lunch. 

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Look behind you

Junk and muddle area units are dangerous enough to distressing everyone. Your bed with dirty linen thereon is amateurish, or worse, you'll have one thing sitting there that’s a part of the scenery to you however jarring to everybody else. We recommend you to use “seamless paper” or a clear blank wall, you’ll be doing a great deal of digital interaction.

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Dress your best

When it comes to clothing, avoid patterns, stripes, and plaids. Choose solid, bold colors. For women, a piece of simple jewelry is nice to try. For most conference calls, you can wear whatever you want from the waist down, unless you think you might need to stand up for some reason.

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