3 tips for masterful zooming will get you on your way to being a Zoom pro. I recently taught a class via Zoom about Zooming. It was for beginners who have been forced to use video-telemarketing. Seventy-six people attended, and the majority gave me feedback afterwards.
The three most useful tips were:
1. Create a pre-Zoom checklist
My list includes: open window blinds, close bathroom door, close applications that made noise, move desk lamp, push in desk chair, etc.
2. Have a co-host
This valuable person has logistical duties: let people into the room, remind people to “mute” themselves, remind people to turn on their video, monitor chat comments, and more.
3. Look at the camera.
Wow, this is a hard one to master! It is more natural to look at ourselves or at the other people. But when we do that, we can appear distracted, sleepy, or inattentive.
We must train ourselves to look at the camera — if not all the time, at least some of the time. Place a colorful sticky note near your camera to remind you.