If you have ever been on a recording for a podcast, live radio show, or conference call then you know that connecting everyone can be a challenge. If more than 3 people are on its important to set a cadence that will allow for smooth questions and answers to avoid talking over each other.  Zoom is a particular challenge since it can be used for Facebook live steam during the live show or podcast recording. ANytime video get involved for these types of things there are some very important thing to keep in mind to make sure the audio recording is of high quality and the video is engaging for your audience.

  1. Connect early to make sure your connection is stable: Many times people try to connect at the top of fthe hour for a recording or live show and don’t allow themselves enough time to sort out any potential
  2. be in a quiet place with no back ground noise
  3. DOnt sit in a large room: Large rooms have reveerb that tends to
  4. Sit close to the screen. Your face should fill most of it.
  5. Use an external microphone or headset.
  6. When you’re not talking, hit mute.
  7. Don’t eat during the meeting:
  8. When you’re on mute during an audio call, you can do whatever you want. But when you’re on mute on a video call, you need to be professional. The zoom video will focus on who is talking but he moderator can also lace th video in multi screen and show everyone at once. Stay engaged during this time and don’t
  9. Don’t sit with the window behind you: The Light coming in the window can wash out your image. I suggest a small inexpensive LED light of the video. Just  little bit of light can make a big difference in how the video looks.
  10. When you’re talking, spend some time looking at the camera, not the screen. You’ll appear more earnest and honest this way.
  11. When you’re talking, go slow. No one is going to steal your slot.