It is important to consider many factors when communicating and collaborating with Skype. Things you should consider include lighting, background noise, and how you set your availability.
- [Instructor] In this video I want to discuss…a few other important considerations…to ensure that you're making the most…of your Skype experience.…The first is to consider lighting.…When you're in a video call,…you'll want to make sure that you are not…in too bright or too dark of an environment.…Bright lights behind you can be very distracting…to the person you're communicating with,…and they also make it so that it's difficult…to see your face.…For instance, you wouldn't want to sit…with your back to a window that has sunlight coming in.…This extreme amount of light…will make for poor video quality.…
Next, consider your environment with regards to sound.…Having quality sound is an important part of a Skype call.…If possible, avoid noisy environments…with a lot of background noise, and, if possible,…wear headphones so that the audio from your speakers…isn't picked up by your microphone.…One other consideration is to set your status on Skype.…Here, I'm inside of my Skype account…and, in the upper left corner,…
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- Creating a Skype account
- Adding contacts
- Making video and audio-only calls
- Sharing your screen
- Messaging with Skype
- Making calls to mobile phones and landlines
- Using Skype Translator
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Skype
2. Skype Calls
3. More Ways to Make Skype Calls
4. Advanced Features
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