With the growing popularity of live video services like FaceTime, Zoom, and Skype, more and more of us are showing up on video. And just like most of us don’t like getting our picture taken, we dislike being live on video even more.
Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to present yourself better to the world which are mentioned in the infographic below. The infographic focuses on a webcam but many of these tips apply just as well to your smartphone or tablet.
One tip not mentioned that I would add is to look at your camera when you are talking. The temptation is to look at your screen instead which makes it look to everyone else like you are always looking down at the ground. You can cheat on this a bit if you sit far enough away from your laptop, tablet or smartphone to reduce the amount of eye movement between your screen and camera. Just don’t sit so far away that no one can see you!
If you can not see the embedded infographic above please use the following link: How NOT to look Ugly on a Webcam