Mon 30 / 03 / 20
Video call etiquette - 8 top tips
Courtesy of Esther Egerton at The Confidence Box, here are eight useful tips to remember before joining a video call.
By Esther Egerton of
1. Sit close to the screen with your face filling most of the screen (optional).
2. If you can, use an external microphone or headset.
3. When you’re not talking, hit mute (this is mainly for larger group calls).
4. Eat before or after the call, but please not during.
5. When you’re on mute on a video call, be present. Be truly engaged. Nod your head. Listen. Focus on the other people in the room. Don’t get up and feed your dog.
6. Avoid sitting with the window behind you. A little effort on lighting goes a very long way. (Lighting is key and daylight is best, but not behind you).
7. When you’re talking, try and look at the camera, not the screen. You’ll make more earnest and honest connections this way. TOP TIP: stick a smiley face above the camera lens to help you remember and smile.
8. When you’re talking, go slow and speak clearly. And be brief and considerate of others in the room.
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