Best Practices – Presenter

Just like with in person meetings and presentations, impressions matter in remote video streaming. It is always important to make sure your equipment is working as it should and that you have done everything you can to make your presentation look professional.

  1. Equipment

Check out our recommendations on what equipment to get to best support your online presentations here

  1. Your Space

Always make sure the room you’re using for your meetings and presentations is not filled with clutter. If you’re at home, it’s a good idea to move the laundry and vacuum cleaner out of the shot. You can also get a backdrop or a green screen.

  1. Webcam angle

Positioning your webcam at the proper height is very important. You want to try and have your webcam as close to your eye-level as possible or even slightly higher.

On the left, the photo is the webcam on a laptop about 10” off the desk. On the right, the photo is from a webcam that is raised to about 20” above the desk.

  1. Lighting

Good lighting is one of the most important things in making your webcam feed look good. You need to make sure you have a good light source in front of you, not behind you. One good method is sitting at a desk facing a window. You can also use extra light sources placed near your computer monitor/webcam. Try to avoid direct lighting, as this will throw harsh shadows. Soft overhead lighting (avoid sitting directly underneath) and natural lighting are preferred.  To enhance your video quality even further you may look to invest in a ring light.  Amazon ring lights