Impressions Matter.

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Working from home is a big challenge; family interruptions, dogs barking, unkempt homes, and basic etiquette will affect the flow of your business meetings. Follow these 10 Tips on Video Conferencing to conduct better meetings.

Preparation

1) Dress to Impress

Make sure you present and conduct yourself, in the same manner, you would at an in-person meeting. Do your hair, face, and press your clothes. Make sure you smile and appear attentive. Your more subtle emotes and gestures cues may be lost to capture quality; consider exaggerating your physical and audio cues to help your audience connect with you. Don’t cross your arms.

Ready Your Equipment

Test your software, mic and video, make sure you’re able to pull up your presentation and understand how to screen share. Have your materials ready and do dry runs for your presentation. Ensure the lighting is adequate and anything running on batteries like wireless headsets are fully charged.

Ready the Viewing Area

  • Make sure

Ready the Family

  • Many conv

Presentation

  • Proper Lighting
  • Always be on mute
  • Setup a Background/ Reception Area
  • Focus. Sit up straight, sit still, and take notes.
  • Come Prepared – Scripts

Etiquette

  • Smile and look directly into the camera
  • Mute yourself
  • Take notes with a notebook
  • Hydrate! – Keep water close by
  • Verbal Ques

About the Work at Home Blog Series

Succeeding in a home office space is a challenge. I want to provide practical information about technology, structure and etiquette that will help you succeed and look your best.

About the Author

Cyril Wong has been building websites for over 25 years and is the owner/director of Net Butlers Inc. He coaches businesses on how to increase sales and measure success online. He has been developed solutions for big brands including Marriot, Holiday Inn and Telus.

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