Video rules the day. We watch video on our phones, share video on social media and use video to communicate with family, friends and coworkers. Your presence on the screen makes a big difference in how well your message is received and understood.
If your eyes hover just below the bottom of the screen and bright lights blare behind your head while staring down into the lens of your camera, there’s a good chance all that distraction diminishes your story.
Make it better in three steps:
- Get the camera at eye level. Look into the lens, not down on or up into the lens.
- Be sure your face is lit and the background has few distractions.
- Check in with the person on the other end of the line: “Can you hear me?” Be aware of audio quality.
Just creating a mental checklist for the above will dramatically improve your game for video calls.