Check out this quick video with some timely advice on how to look good on video conferencing tools like Zoom.  We are all learning what works best but here is a quick summary:

  • Mute your mic when you aren't speaking
  • Use video as much as you possibly can
  • Rather than verbal agreements (aha, hmmm etc) nod your head, give thumbs up
  • Move your camera so that no-one is looking up your nose or just seeing your forehead.  Take up at least 3/4 of the screen with your head and shoulders
  • Think about what is behind you, lighting and setting
  • Dress like you are working.  No one wants to see your pyjamas
  • Remember you are on video - we can see you typing an email or looking at your phone.  Be present!!
  • One that I would add is even if you are sharing a deck for most of the call always start and finish on video.  It makes it much easier to connect.

Hope this helps.