Updated: Jun 10, 2020
A video conference isn't just a regular meeting with a video camera. It is a completely different experience. It requires new habits, perspectives, and techniques. These tips will help you adjust to this new normal.
Remember the importance of eye contact. When in a video conference, this means looking at the camera, not your colleague's face. Doing this will be uncomfortable at first, but the more you practice, even for brief moments, the more comfortable you'll become.
Increase the volume of your voice. This will not only allow others to hear you, but strong voices convey authority, credibility, and confidence.
Be cognizant of your background. Cluttered rooms make you seem disorganized. Find a spot where your background is professional and not cluttered or messy.
Pay attention. Your professional reputation can suffer if you appear distracted. Close all browsers, Slack, and email on your computer and phone.