Four Tips for Putting Your Best Face Forward During Video Calls

You may be participating in more video calls these days, whether in a virtual meeting for a community group or just hanging out with family and friends. If you’ve ever been disappointed by how you look on the screen, don’t worry. These tips can help you enhance your appearance.

  1. Choose your light source carefully.
    Natural light is better than artificial light, so if possible, set up your video call where you can face a window.
  2. Position the camera at eye level.
    Looking down at the camera is a very unflattering angle so don’t put your laptop or tablet in your lap. Instead, prop up your device on a stack of books or pillows so its camera is aligned with your eyes.
  3. Look straight into the camera.
    Resist the temptation to keep looking at your own image on the screen.
  4. Maintain good posture and use body language.
    Good posture helps you look better and appear more confident.