1 of 3 • Improve your video calling working from home

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How can you make a good impression in your video calls now you're working from home? Whether it's a video call interview, a meeting with colleagues or a chat with family, having a good working from home video conferencing setup makes all the difference.

You don't want to be like your colleagues who've spent their time in a covid-19 lockdown with a shiny orange ball of light on their head, or appearing as silhouettes that imply they're in some sort of witness protection programme.

In the first of a short series of three videos, I share simple tips on how to make the most of your home office video conference lighting setup.

Tips to improve your lighting

  • 1. Think about lighting position - you want to be the well lit subject of a call
  • 2. Use a cool daylight bulb to avoid an orange glow on your face
  • 3. Diffuse the lighting to ensure you're lit with soft, indirect light

Making the most of your lighting ensures that you're well lit and your participants aren't distracted from what you're trying to say.

It's always worth spending a few minutes to sort out your lighting.

What's next?

In the second and third videos of this series, you'll get more hints and tips on how to set up your camera position and audio for the best effect.

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