Good lighting can make the difference between a professional scene and a scary one. You don't want to be in silhouette or in bright blinding light, but a nice natural window light is best. And when that's not possible, a lamp with a good daylight bulb is
- Have you ever heard of the golden hour? … It's the time of day photographers love to photograph, … because it casts the best and most flattering light. … It's usually during sunrise or sunset. … Though your videoconferencing most likely … won't be during this golden hour outside, … the point is lighting is very important … in making you look good on camera. … There are several things you can do at home, though, … to make sure your lighting is set up … so you look your best. … Make sure to position your camera … so you're facing the light. … The best lighting is natural lighting, … so if you can set yourself up … so you're facing a window, … it will enhance your look by tenfold. … But make sure the sun isn't directly in your eye either, … because it will cast a strange shadow across your face. … So if the sun is shining into the room, … a great way to still get the natural effect … is to lower the blinds. … But open it slightly if possible … so it can still retain the glow … without the harsh sunlight. …
- 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.