Tip #1 Align Camera Angle
Let the camera capture your face and part of your upper body, aligning the angle towards your eyes.
Tip #2 Neat Background
Tidy up your background so that it looks neat and non-distracting, or use a clean virtual background if your chosen platform supports it.
Tip #3 Good Lighting
The appeal of a video call is being able to be both seen and heard. Set up your call in a quiet part of your home with good lighting and make sure you're not facing against a strong backlight such as windows.
Tip #4 Minimise Distractions
Communicate to people around you to minimise interruptions during your call. Turn off any unnecessary gadgets, applications on your computer or any other possible distractions.
Tip #5 Upright Posture & Positive Attitude
Don't slouch when taking the call as it makes you look lazy. Sit up straight to exude a positive vibe, look more energised and speak better during the video call.
Tip #6 Maintain Eye Contact
Come across as trustworthy and confident by making constant eye contact with the person you are speaking too even though you may be meeting virtually!
Hope that you have found these six tips useful for your video calls. Keep healthy and stay safe! Although we're all stuck at home, there's much we can do to create a organised plan and routine to keep us productive working from home!