Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators
Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators
Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators
Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators

Communication Tip #73

Do you Skype as part of your career?

Here’s how to visually show professionalism, confidence, and credibility:

  • Frame your face so your eyes are in the upper third of the screen. That means very little—if any—“head room.”
  • Avoid light backgrounds—white skies, windows, bright lamps, white walls—anything that forces the iris in the camera to close down and consequently makes you look darker and harder to see.
  • Sit or stand where light (artificial or natural) shows your face.
  • Set up at least a couple of feet away from your background—this is not a mug shot.
  • Make sure nothing grows out of your head or ears: you may have to move the plants and lamps behind you.

There. That’s TV News / videography 101.
Contact me to learn more—and to become proficient. I’d love to work with you.