Twice in the last week, I was in meetings where a speaker’s camera wasn’t working. Ouch. That makes it difficult to engage with audiences.
During the pandemic and the meteoric rise in video conferences, many people upgraded their home office equipment to include lighting, cameras, and microphones.
If you’re a speaker for an upcoming conference, class, or meeting, be sure to check your equipment in the space where you plan to use it.
- Ensure that anything requiring power can be plugged into a power source.
- Be certain that your settings are where you want them to be.
- Remove virtual backgrounds that may not be appropriate for the event and audience.
- Test microphones.
This sounds like common sense advice (and it is), but it always helps to reinforce these practices so your message will be heard as intended.
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