Tips To Take Your Video Conferencing To The Next Level

If you use your Mac to attend video meetings for work or school, here are some tips that can increase the quality of your video and help you look more professional.

Comments: 12 Responses to “Tips To Take Your Video Conferencing To The Next Level”

    Will
    4 weeks ago

    I have found people prefer to turn their video off during calls. I do this and go to sit in a comfortable armchair during a presentation rather than stare at the screen all the time.

    Federico
    4 weeks ago

    Thank you for this video. It gave excellent points and suggestions. I may yet try a green screen!
    Thank you.

    Doug
    4 weeks ago

    I bought a blue tooth Bose headset with built in microphone last year and liked it so much that I gave a couple as presents this past Christmas. The sound quality is good and the microphone works well. It’s also nice if you need to take a break or get a drink or something else during the call. The blue tooth connection works well throughout the house. The battery lasts a long time and you can recharge with the USB cord that comes with it. It’s also very portable with the case provided.

    Ray Naylor
    4 weeks ago

    For some time now I’ve been encouraging people to do these types of things for live streaming. In my case it to singer-songwriters. This video is the best I’ve seen on the topic. The only thing I would add is this. People can go a step higher (and spend a little more money) it to get an external condensor mic and also a USB audio interface. That way you can put the mic above and in front of you but also out of the screen shot.

    Jean-Claude
    4 weeks ago

    For the past 6 years working with online instructors and teachers, I’ve seen more ceilings and nostrils than any human being should be subjected to. Or shadowy figures mumbling at the bottom of the screen. People don’t seem to think this is important, but are struggling to keep students engaged. I’ve tried to educate on the subject but your video is so well done, I think I will just send it to everyone on campus. It covers everything except the cat walking on keyboard.

    Russ
    4 weeks ago

    In Zoom meetings that “bandwidth” is the tyrant of delimiters. Zoom only allows so much per meeting participant. Some have tried generating their own fancy backgrounds that erode away as music or multiple voices at once or movement adds to the data transfer burden. Music gets clipped and words. All of these problems speak to connective bandwidth limitations.

    BTW – Should you hear what sounds like bird chirping when some talk – that is an unbalanced Wheatstone bridge talking to you.

    Jean-Claude
    4 weeks ago

    Hi Gary,

    Which model of Plantronics headset are you using for demonstration in this video?

    4 weeks ago

    Jean-Claude: One that I bought, literally, 20 years ago. Can’t be found anymore. So search Amazon for Plantronics and see which one best fits your needs.

    Margaret
    4 weeks ago

    You can use Photo Booth to check your appearance & background on video before joining a meeting.

    Jason Schwope
    4 weeks ago

    Hi Gary-
    Thank you for your videos. A buddy of mine is the IT Manager where I work. I told him I was thinking of starting a podcast but didn’t know what microphone to get. He recommended Jabralink and Blue Yeti. What are your thoughts?

    Thank you.

    4 weeks ago

    Jason: I used a Blue Snowball for a while, but never the Yeti. I think the AT2020USB is probably better, but any mic in that category is better than the onboard mic.

    Jason Schwope
    4 weeks ago

    Thank you for your response.

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