More than 300 billion total calling minutes take place annually on Skype; 50% of those calls are video conversations.
Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer revealed this stat at CES last month while discussing the Internet software’s ongoing success internationally.
Here are three simple tips (along with some convincing before and afters to seal the deal) to improve your webcam video picture.‘s Work Flow series who are staring directly down at their web camera, nose hairs and all. Never sit with your back to a window while doing an online video conversation or meeting unless you also have light on the front of your face to balance things out (a backlit shot is not a good shot).
In other words, no matter how technical they are, most webcam users forget that your eye line matters. If you’re in a room without a window, dig around for a light that you can place in front of you–even if you only have access to a small lamp.3. Built-in web cameras have come a long way, but external web cameras have come even further.
If you’re looking down at your camera, the person you’re calling is looking up at you. Set your computer (if you’re on a laptop) on a few books so that you’re looking slightly up at the web camera. Just a few years ago the i Sight, Apple’s built-in cam, was excellent quality.
Not only will this tip make your image look better–and slim down that double chin if you have one–it will be easier to focus on the conversation instead of the empty space in front of you.2. However, many external web cameras have far surpassed this technology.
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While the technology continues to improve, users are slow to learn how to make video calls look good.
While not all of us have Oprah’s Skype Guest Kit, which reportedly includes a state-of-the art laptop, desk-sized tripod, and prepaid return shipping label, there are some simple things the average business person can do to take online video chats to the next level.
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Buying a USB-powered microphone is an obvious first step (along with using an Ethernet connection versus Wi-Fi) to increase your computer conversation quality, but it’s time to think beyond that.