- Make sure your laptop computer is plugged into power.
- Make sure your laptop is plugged to wired-internet.
- If it is not possible to plug your laptop to wired-internet, make sure all other devices that use your internet at home are shut off, or you have configured your router to prioritize internet traffic from your laptop.
- Make sure your laptop’s camera is at your eye-level. You may use some books to raise the position of your laptop on your table.
- Use a warm light placed behind your laptop to ensure your face is well lit.
- Make sure to look into the camera when talking to others during the online meeting.
- If you are going to share your screen, ensure that your screen is at 1920×1080 resolution for the widest compatibility.
- If you are going to be giving a presentation, consider using PowerPoint presentation coach to tune your speed, pitch, etc.
- Start with a strong well throated “hello” / “hi”, and consider memorizing your opening.
- Solid colors are preferable for clothing. Avoid very light/white.
- Sit straight to ensure your lungs get enough air/oxygen and you stay in the zone.
- Find a spot with good background instead of using background blur, if possible.
- If meeting with a lot of people, just remember that you are basically talking to each of them individually – i.e. 1000s of 1s.
- Consider taping a card-stock A4 paper behind your laptop with painter’s tape to remind yourself of key points, and to look into the camera!
Here’s another handy image reference of the key points:
All the best!