Our Video Conference Tips
Video conferences and online meetings are now the norm — and that isn’t changing anytime soon. With more than a third of the U.S. population working from home nearly a year into the pandemic, staying connected to our teams and peers is critical. For those accustomed to in-person meetings, the shift to online, well, everything, has been a challenge. But video conferencing is here to stay and introduces a new element to the modern workplace. In fact, Forbes reports 80% of leaders say video conference is now the go-to form of communication amongst internal teams and clients.
We KNOW effective communication is vital in today’s hybrid workforce, but what does this mean for virtual interactions? For one, it’s imperative we know how to act and look during a video conference, regardless of who the participants are. Let’s look at some video conference tips.
PREPARING FOR THE VIDEO CONFERENCE.
Before we look at what gestures and actions work for video calls – and which don’t – let’s talk virtual style. If you’ve ditched the business suit for the ever-popular jogger or athleisure look, you’re not alone. And while your favorite cozy sweatshirt is totally acceptable for a virtual happy hour with friends, it’s important you step it up a notch for video conferences with your co-workers or clients.
Here are a few video conference tips to help you get ready for your next conference call:
THE DOS AND DON’TS DURING VIDEO CONFERENCE.
Whether you’ve become a video conferencing pro or turning your video on for a meeting still makes your palms sweat, keep in mind the following dos and don’ts of virtual meetings which should help get you ready:
It’s incredible to think of how accustomed we’ve become to online meetings and remote work over the last year. Video conferencing has firmly planted its roots in the modern workplace, and it’s important we are putting our best foot (or face) forward and showing up for our teams. Looking for an intuitive video conferencing software to help you stay connected? Check out our services and let us know how we can help! And we’ll also give you the Video Conference Tips to make sure you always look and sound great!