One key to a great meeting on video is to keep all outside distractions from interfering with the experience. It's important to mute yourself when not talking, keep all devices on silent, and try to find a calm, quiet place to present or participate.
- Half of what makes a great video presentation … is planning out the things you will say and show, … but the other half is anticipating things … that could happen and go wrong … that could detract from your meeting. … So I'm talking about things like outside distractions. … And even though they may be out of our control … we can still take steps to minimize them. … Because in the end we want to ensure we're preparing … the most effective presentation yet. … So some things to do to enhance your video meeting … is to first, remember to mute yourself … when you're not talking because sometimes … we have outside or surrounding noises like music, … honking or other people talking … that can be picked up by the microphone. … If you want to talk or chime in … just remember to turn it back on. … Second, make sure your phone is on silent … before your video meeting. … The worst thing is to have someone presenting … and everyone else is dialed in to have your phone ring … because everyone else will hear it too. …
- 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.