Body posture is key to looking and sounding your best on a video conference meeting. It's important to have a straight back and not be slouching or hunched over.
- If I'm in a meeting and I'm speaking with someone … I'm going to make sure my body posture is good … because it exudes confidence. … This is also true if I'm listening to someone else speak … because my posture indicates I'm listening and I'm engaged. … If you're on a video call there are strategic ways … to position your body so not only does it look … more appropriate and professional … but it also indicates that you're engaged. … If you're going to be sitting while on a video call … make sure you have a good distance … between you and the camera. … If you're going to be speaking and presenting … the best way to sit is to actually sit … on just the front half of the chair … and not scoot all the way back. … In fact this is the way many TV news anchors sit … when they're on air because it opens up their diaphragm … so they're speaking from this area … which helps project their voice. … Make sure your back is straight, … lean in just a little bit, and make sure your shoulders … are down which shows you're relaxed. …
- 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.