Social distancing. Introverts have been waiting their entire lives for this moment, right? As we adjust to necessary (and, we trust, temporary) changes to the way we conduct business, I see that many of us are in need of video conferencing guidelines.
Now, about video calls in your pj’s, I would say, “ONLY as long as what shows above the desk is at least business casual!” We won’t be checking for Mickey Mouse slippers. For more video conferencing guidelines, check here.
To be honest, on a video call I find myself at least as distracted by what’s behind the speaker as by what he or she is wearing. Surely you have seen this video of a dad whose children walk in on his news interview. Hey, things happen.
But even discounting the kid factor, our homes aren’t always ready (unlike above) to host video calls. What if you fixed that? How would you design the background to 1) be pleasant and 2) keep the focus on you, not what’s behind you?
Here’s a video conferencing tool you won’t see everywhere. I’m going to illustrate it with this bookshelf behind my Waco client’s desk. It’s ok, but–hmmm, those books lined up like a library and marching right through his head on camera!
So I did some rearranging. And added a few little items.
A little high, a little low…
Suddenly, soooo much better. (And besides, it makes you look so cool and interesting!)
This week, I have wondered how I can “do my part” as we adjust to social distancing, telecommuting, and the new normal.
So I am pleased to offer this free video resource for how to make your video calls more appealing and less distracting!
Need more assistance? Consult with me, safely.
I offer a complimentary, no-strings-attached phone call consultation. We can also consult by video conference. If you’d like to meet in your home, please know we will use all current safety protocols.
Email me to book a call time!
Meanwhile, be sure to check out my YouTube decor and design show, Real Life Design with Courtney Warren!