Camera position is a consideration that is easy to overlook. Video cameras are usually attached to our screens and we view them at the same desk height we work from, but elevating the camera can make a difference in how you look and gives you a more profe
- You may have already done several video conferences … from home or from a remote location, … but have you given much thought … to the set up of your camera? … If you're like most people who just flip open their laptop … and hit start there are a lot of things you can do … to enhance the video experience. … Not only does putting just a little more thought … make a huge difference in how you look … but it can also eliminate distractions and awkward angles. … So the first thing, and the easiest thing to do … is to make sure your camera is elevated. … This means if you're conferencing through a laptop … and your camera is too low you can take a book … or a box to elevate the screen. … By doing so it gives a more straight on perspective of you. … If you just set the laptop down … your camera will actually be lower and filming up … which isn't the most flattering look. … By positioning your camera eye level … it'll also affect your posture. … Because if your camera is lower … you're more likely to be hunched over …
- 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.