Effective Tips to Look Professional During Video Conferencing at Home

Working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic is still a popular option for many companies in Indonesia. To support this, video conferencing calls have become a common practice for office staff or employees using platforms or applications such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Omegle, Skype, Ometv, and Discord.

However, when making video calls, having a neat and attractive appearance is an important factor to impress your colleagues and appear professional. How can you look tidy and impressive during video conferencing calls at home? Here are some tips that can help you:

Ensure proper lighting so that your face is clearly visible and free from unnatural shadows. You can place two lamps on each side of your desk or use a small selfie light on your mobile device.

Dress appropriately as if you were in your own office space. Even though you are working from home, first impressions still matter.

Position your webcam at eye level or slightly higher to appear more natural. You can stack a few books under your laptop and make sure to look at the camera frequently or at the screen where the camera is located.

Make sure your background is neutral and appropriate. Backgrounds such as bathrooms, toilets, or kitchens are not suitable when you are on a video call with colleagues. A library or bookshelf background can be one of the best options for a professional-looking background.

Control your body language, sit upright on your chair with both feet on the floor, and avoid checking your teeth while connected with your colleagues.

During video conferencing calls, aside from a neat appearance, audio quality is also important. Use headphones so you can cut out surrounding noise and hear clearly. In this case, a quiet room will help you sound better.

In conclusion, by following the tips above, you can look professional and impressive during video conferencing calls at home. Good luck!

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