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  • Most likely you're watching this video from home and you're having more video

  • calls meetings conferences and online events than ever before but you've

  • probably noticed that not all of them look or sound great so today I'm gonna

  • give you five simple tips to help improve your video calls so you can look

  • and sound better. First thing I want to talk about is lighting you've probably

  • seen some examples of bad video quality like a lot of grain or the person you're

  • talking with is backlit and they're quite dark and you can't see them. While

  • a bad quality camera doesn't help most likely the problem is bad lighting.

  • Bad lighting can be easily fixed with a few solutions. If you have a window

  • available go ahead and move your computer toward the window and have it

  • facing you lighting you evenly. You don't want to have the window behind you

  • because then you'll be quite dark or even a silhouette and people can't see

  • you and what's the point in a video right? If you can't move by a window or

  • don't have one available try to get a lamp and put it behind your computer you

  • really want to have soft light from the front. Tip number two is position.

  • Computer cameras are not that flattering they're very wide angle so what you want

  • to do is you want to raise the computer up to where it's about eye level or even

  • a little higher and angle the camera down this will be a much more flattering

  • angle. You want to try to have a clean background not have distractions like a

  • plant coming out of your head. Simplify what the viewers see so they won't get

  • distracted. Tip number three is use headphones. If they can't hear you or you

  • can't hear them what's the point of a video call right? To avoid extra unwanted

  • noise and echo and to help sound clearer you're gonna want to use headphones. For

  • example, you can use Apple headphones with the mic built-in. This is gonna help

  • you sound a lot more clearer and you're not gonna have as much an unwanted noise

  • coming in. Tip number four is have a good internet connection. If you plan to host

  • a webinar or a live video this is even more important I'm sure you've been on a

  • call when you see the video start to freeze and glitch and people sound kind

  • of robotic this most likely happens because you have a bad internet

  • connection. To fix this you can test your internet

  • connection with an online tool called speed test. If your internet connection

  • is quite slow try moving closer to your router. To make sure you have the best

  • possible connection plug in your computer directly to your router with an

  • ethernet cord this will give you the best speed possible. Tip number 5 close

  • out of everything. Turn off your notifications and quit out

  • of any programs you're not going to be using on the call and let's face it

  • everyone doesn't want to hear group chat notifications. Also, closing out of

  • everything will help your computer run more smoothly.

  • Pro tip on a Mac go to the top right corner where the lines are. Click on that

  • and then find do not disturb. Hit that button and it's gonna get rid of all

  • notifications, but don't forget to turn it back on when you're done with your

  • call. Thanks for watching and I hope these tips help you with your next video

  • call if you have any questions leave us a comment and don't forget to subscribe.

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5 Tips for Better Video Calls- Zoom, Skype, Hangouts, FaceTime

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