4 Ways to Make Better Video Calls

better video calls

I think we can all accept by now, that video calls will continue to be a staple of business communications next year.

But did you know you can considerably improve your calls with just a few little tweaks? There are four key areas to pay attention to.

We’ll show you what to do and how to do it, in our brand new video.

1. Lighting

Improve lighting for better video calls
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This makes the biggest difference to your picture quality. Position yourself with a window in front of you. Never sit with a window behind you because you’ll become a big shadow.

If there’s no window, use a light directed at your face or bounced off a wall. It’s a flattering look.

2. Upgrade Your Webcam

The one in your laptop’s OK, but you can do better. Get an HD webcam. Or use your phone with an app such as EpocCam.

If you need the very best picture quality, connect a DSLR camera with a capture card.

3. Sound Quality

Upgrade microphone for better video calls
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Get yourself a dedicated USB microphone. Or a headset to give you a clearer, more crisp sound.

If there’s a lot of background noise, check the audio settings in your video call software. Set ‘suppress background noise’ to auto.

4. Call Quality

Hard wire your computer for the best video call connection
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Consider doing things the old fashioned way. Use a cable to connect your laptop to your router. This is how to get the very best internet speed.

It’s also worth checking you’re buying the fastest internet available in your area.

Get these 4 things done, and you’ll be the most professional looking and sounding person on your next call or meeting.

Reach out to us by phone or email if you need any assistance with getting these things setup.

For extra tips on improving remote work, video calls, and collaborating with your team check out this guide here.

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