How To Do A Better Video Call
Use this guide to improve your video calls, classes, meetings, or presentations today!
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Let's face it, remote work is becoming the new normal, and with that comes a rise in video calls, meetings, brainstorms, and presentations. One of the toughest challenges of remote work comes the barrier in communication, but that doesn't have to hold you back. At DeskRig, we believe in making the most of every virtual interaction, and we believe you should do the same.
Better Video Call Overview
This guide is going to help you take steps to improve your daily calls with clients, students, colleagues, and anyone else you interact with on video calls. We are about to cover the 5 factors that make a successful virtual meeting. Here they are:
Abraham Lincoln said "Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening my axe." If you want to successful in anything, you need to prepare, or practice. Hosting successful meetings requires that you are organized, and ready to lead the charge. Make sure you are taking advantage of these opportunities and maximize your impact on the meeting.
First impressions are everything when trying to establish credibility and build trust. Even if you do calls with people you already know, they subconsciously judge you every time they see you for the first time on a call. Take advantage of this opportunity and be prepared to always give a good first impression. Body language is over 80% of what we communicate, so be aware and make it positive!
Audio is almost more critical to the success of a virtual call than video. Sometimes people are dialing in, looking at shared screens, or looking at something else, but people will always be listening to you. Nothing is worse than a call where it is hard to hear the other person. Aside from not being in a noisy place, here are two things that can drastically improve your call experience.
Whether you like it or not, the person on the other end of the screen is judging the quality of your video call. If it is bad, it sticks out like a sore thumb. If the quality and lighting is good, then the viewer immediately has a different impression of you. We like to take every advantage we can get, so we believe in optimizing both of these elements for optimal success.
After preparing and executing an amazing call, the final step is make sure everyone is on the same page. This is an opportunity to set a professional tone that let's others know you are serious about your business. Include these two tips in your calls moving forward and elevate your virtual presence today!