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Preperation for a Web Conference
You are joining a web conference. Because it is important, it is worth preparing properly to provide a good image, clear sound and trouble-free Internet connection.
Microphone / Speakers
- The sound is the most significant element in a web conference. The audience might not be able of seeing you well, but they must be able of listening to you clearly.
- Ideally, choose a headset or hands-free system that would allow you to listen clearly and have the microphone close to your face.
- Place the microphone close to your mouth but not in front of it, so to avoid the sound of air of your voice.
- Select cable connection, not Wi-Fi, which has constant up and downs in its speed that might affect the quality of the connection.
- If the use of a cable connection is not possible, select a spot as close as possible to the router, with no other obstacle in between (e.g. wall).
- If you are using a mobile device, set it in flight mode with the Wi-Fi enabled.
- While you are connected, do not share your internet connection with others, e.g. other home users.
- Position the camera at the height of the face, not lower. Use books or other objects as a base.
- Place the camera in such a distance so to capture the head and the shoulders. Leave a small gap between the top of the head and the top of the frame.
- Get staring at the camera, as much as possible.
Tip: Resize the Zoom application window and place it close to the camera (top or bottom) so that when you stare at your co-speakers, it will be like you are looking at the camera.
- Choose a quiet spot of your office or home.
- Choose an interesting background (e.g., library with books or a painting).
- Avoid having a light source behind you, e.g. a lamp or a window with daylight. Any artificial or physical light must be place in front of you.
- If the light is not enough, you can place an office lamp behind the camera.