Being caught on a Zoom with a cat filter is a great reminder these virtual meetings have to be taken seriously and here’re Zoom meeting pro tips to master this new reality from Annette Anthony, EXIT Realty Corp. VP of Technology Engagement.
Zoom Meeting Pro Tips – On Time, On Camera
As we all work hard to connect and keep moving forward, being engaged during a virtual meeting is important! One of Annette’s biggest pet peeves is not “showing up” for the Zoom.
“If I can get dressed with make-up and matching shoes on Mountain Time Zone, you need to show up and show your face,” Annette says. “It is so hard for a presentor or meeting moderator to not see faces and only names. Be on time and participate. In offices with great leadership, this happens and it helps everyone get the most out of their time and the experience.”
If you are participating in a Zoom, Annette has these great tips.
- Clear out any distractions from your background. Keep it simple and professional.
- If your home school kiddos are sharing your device, check it before going live.
- Make sure your audio and video are good. Check your internet connection and ear phones/pods can have shorts or run out of battery – double check.
- Lighting matters. Be sure you are lit in front of your face. Use a window for nature light. Turn off lights behind or directly above your head. Contemplate a ring light to take it next level. They are super affordable on Amazon.
The ultimate pro tip says Annette is you can choose a filter to soften your appearance. Click on the video camera icon on the bottom left of your screen. You can choose backgrounds and filters to change your appearance. And, yes, beware of the cartoon choices!
Connect with Annette today on Facebook or Instagram. Annette has been interviewed by nationally syndicated real estate expert Bernice Ross for an upcoming 2021 book so stay tuned for its release!
And, in case you missed the Zoom cat filter story!
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