The rise of Zoom and other videoconferencing systems has made many of us more aware of the way that we appear to our colleagues and others. Sitting on endless online meetings has even led to a new condition known as Zoom fatigue which has picked up significant media coverage.
Thankfully, there are some solutions to the problem, both technical and otherwise. This article explores a few of the options available for those looking to improve their video conferencing etiquette and skills.
The first solution is to look into what your software can do for you. Zoom, one of the most popular video conferencing solutions has a touch up my appearance feature that can make a bit of a difference. This isn’t going to make you suddenly look like a supermodel but can help to smooth out a few of those early morning wrinkles.
Another possibility is to upgrade your setup. The webcams that are built into laptops and tablets are often relatively poor quality and can leave even the best of us looking a little under the weather. A good quality external webcam can make the world of difference. Another thing to consider is the quality of the lighting setup in the room that you are using. Avoiding sitting under glaring lights or directly in front of a window can make things significantly more pleasant for both sides of the conversation.
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Getting a ‘Zoom friendly wardrobe’ is also important. Certain items of clothing look better on camera thank others and taking a little time to test your outfit before you jump on that first call of the day can make a very significant difference to how comfortable you feel. A little prep can make a huge difference.