Whether you work in a busy office or a busy home, the background of your video conference frame is an important thing to consider. In an office, you may solve this by angling the camera away from distracting movement or noisy groups. At home, you may need
- Having the opportunity to do video conferences … from the comfort of your own home is great. … But because we have this great option to do that now, … we also have to be mindful of one thing. … What will the viewers see inside our home? … This means being mindful of your background and backdrop. … If you're taking a video meeting from home, … it's important to pay attention to not only … the lighting and audio but also what's happening behind us. … If you're setting up the call on your dining room table, … will your kids' toys be in the background? … Will they be running around? … Will you have piles of clothes just sitting on the floor? … Even though you may not notice it, … or it may not bother you, … your viewers on the other side of the screen will see it, … and it's still important … to create a professional environment. … Just think, your video will capture your surrounding … and the inside of your home, … so it's important to keep the area clean and tidy. … If you have a home office and you have the privacy …
- Recall the characteristics of an effective PowerPoint used during a video conference call.
- Explain why you might look at the screen, rather than the camera lens, during a video conference call.
- Recognize the best strategy for positioning a laptop and its camera for the most flattering and engaging look.
- Tell why a salesperson might use a pull-down backdrop screen during video conferencing.
- Summarize the leadership skill used to make sure all attendees are on the same page after a video conference.