3 Tips for Successful Video Conferencing at Home
Conduct Effective Work-from-Home Meetings with the Right AV Solutions
Much of the workforce in Seattle, WA and around the country have turned to working from home, at least temporarily, which makes communication with your work team more crucial than ever. Now that conference room meetings are conducted virtually with online video-calling apps, we want to help you make the most of your meetings so that you and your team can operate successfully from home.
Below are three handy tips for smoother and more productive video meetings from home. Not only should you follow these tips, but you should pass these tips along to your co-workers and staff to ensure everyone involved has an optimal conference room system setup at their homes, too.
1. Create the Right Lighting
Before conducting a video conference meeting, make sure you’re located somewhere in your home that gets ample natural light so that you’re easily visible. Be sure the light isn’t shining from behind you—or else your staff will see only your silhouette, and your face will be nearly impossible to make out.
If your home office space doesn’t get ample sunlight, then we suggest incorporating tunable LEDs that change in color temperature and intensity so you can craft the perfect lighting that not only mimics the light outdoors but can improve focus and reduce eye strain.
2. Upgrade to External Cameras
For occasional video meetings, your laptop camera should do the trick. But now that video meetings are happening more frequently, it’s important that your video is sharp, clear, and professional—especially when meeting with clients.
A standard laptop webcam is a static, single-eye device that captures video only from the point in which it’s directed. We've all experienced the awkwardness of adjusting our laptops to get a better view or trying to cram multiple people into view on a single device. By upgrading to a higher-quality external video conferencing camera, you can capture video much more effectively.
Today’s external cameras feature wide-angle lenses with pan and tilting capabilities up to 360 degrees. Never miss the details with 4K HDR recording, capture the best frame with multiple field-of-view settings, and mount your camera wherever it works best so you’re always looking at your team. We can help you find the right camera based on your home environment and video meeting requirements.
3. Reevaluate Your Home Network
You can have an impressive home office setup with the latest gear, but none of that matters if your home network can’t keep up. A reliable and secure internet connection is the essential prerequisite for effective remote working.
Think of all the devices in your home connected to your network. Now that you’re also conducting video calls, your network is under more strain than ever. Video conferencing uses much more bandwidth than other applications, which means you may need to upgrade your home network infrastructure to better support remote working along with the rest of the connected devices in your home.
Our home networking experts will assess your network performance, identify existing issues, and deliver custom solutions for reliable and secure network connectivity in every room of your home. You can count on strong connections and lightning-fast speed thanks to our advanced networking technology, including cabling, routers, switches, access points, and more.
For all your remote video conferencing needs, Wipliance is here to help. With the right AV equipment, proper lighting, and a reliable home network, you can conduct clear, professional, and effective meetings from the comfort of your home.
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