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Video Conferencing Tips

Here we have listed some recommendations to improve your video conferencing experience.

  1. Reliable internet connectivity: Unstable or slow internet connections are the main reason for video conferencing problems. Zoom recommends connections of at least 1.5Mbps for group video calls. You can google “Speed test” to test your internet connection
  2. Check your software:
    • Is it up to date? Check if any updates are needed before starting your meeting
    • Turn off notifications
    • Familiarize yourself with the conferencing software (Zoom), and functionality (sharing content, turning features on-off, mute, record)
  3. Setup your personal “Studio”.
    • Lights: Get a good light source either in front of you or by your side.
    • Camera:
      1. External cameras usually get better image quality
      2. Try to position the camera above your monitor
      3. When speaking, try to look at the camera instead of the screen
    • Sound: Get a good headset, with easy volume and mute controls
  4. Conferencing etiquette
    • Introduce yourself before talking (specially for audio conferences)
    • Mute your mic if not speaking
    • Wait for your turn
    • Avoid noise, distractions
    • Send meeting agenda