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Web Conferencing Best Practices

Here are some tips to make your web conference run smoothly, regardless of what platform you are using

Before the Meeting

  • Test your Audio and Video
    • Make sure to choose the correct audio input and output sources and levels
    • Make sure to choose the correct camera for the meeting if more than one option is available
    • Have the content you intend to share prepared ahead of time
    • Make sure you know how to share your screen

During A Meeting

  • Mute your mic if others are presenting/speaking
  • Remember to pause after making important points, and allow a moment to give others the chance to speak

Looking Your Best on Camera

  • Lighting should come from in front of you or from the side to best light your face
    • avoid bright lights behind you, such as windows with blinds or curtains open
  • Pay attention to hair and clothing – people can still see you
  • Think about your background – make it interesting but not distracting
  • Put your webcam at eye level or higher – experiment for best angles
  • Use the gestures and mannerisms that you would typically use in person
  • Make Eye Contact – Try to look at your webcam versus the screen
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