4 tips for your first video conference

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If you’re one of the millions of people that hasn’t yet begun working from home or joining into heaps of video conference calls – the first few times might seem a bit scary.

Its not too difficult, but the first time you use any new program – you need to get used to the nuances of it to ensure its seamless operation – not to mention, avoid an embarrassing moment or two!

During the recent months providing onsite  IT Support in Melbourne quickly transitioning to remote work – we’ve seen a lot of nervous people.

Here is a quick checklist of the things that you might want to do prior in a Zoom Test Meeting.

  1. Check your video camera is working, aimed at the right angle and direction and everything looks professional. Otherwise, make sure you choose a virtual background!
  2. Test the microphone. Nothing worse than not being able to hear someone, have an echo or the infamous “lawn mower” sound.
  3. Make sure your speakers work and you can hear without the microphone picking it up.
  4. Make sure your Home Internet and WiFi performance is solid to avoid disruptions or dropouts.

Its always best to use a headset wherever possible. Most modern computers that have a 3.5mm headphone jack can be used for both the microphone and headphone on a call if you have a set of Apple or Samsung (or similar) headphones. Otherwise, make sure you get a good headset. There are lots of different types to choose from, with a few available on the Ryve Shop.

Otherwise, for the Microsoft Teams users out there, check out our Meetings Workshop for more information on how to get more from Microsoft Teams.