The Better Show
Better Video Conferencing Tips: Part 2
This episode we wrap up our two part discussion on better video conferencing. We dive into the etiquette of video conferences, the differences between work and social calls and how to make video conferencing less tiring and more fun.
- 6:15 — What to do about background noise including an AI-based software solution that cancels background sounds and a pro-level solution that uses audio hardware to block unwanted sounds.
- 11:31 — Why it’s important to pay attention to keeping your face centered in your webcam.
- 13:00 — Tailoring your backdrop so you look professional.
- 14:55 — Ian suggests using software or a good camera lens to blur your background.
- 17:19 — Green screen solutions for less than $10.
- 18:24 — How kids are using custom backgrounds to trick teachers into thinking that they are paying attention in virtual class.
- 19:49 — Picking a good router to ensure that you have adequate bandwidth to stream good quality video.
- 24:18 — How to get the most out of the software you use to connect with others.
- 29:29 — Maintaining a sense of presence while engaging with others via a video call.
- 32:10 — Gaze correction software.
- 33:19 — Darren shares his experience with video conferencing with friends and family using the Facebook Portal TV.
- 34:17 — The etiquette of using the mute button.
- 37:15 — The etiquette of activating your video versus broadcasting in the dark.
- 40:01 — Several nice things you can do as a participant to make a video conference more pleasant and productive for everyone involved.
- 45:59 — Tips for business-focused video conferences including recording calls for those who cannot attend.
- 54:00 — Ian gets inspired by the Fraiser sitcom. 😁
- 55:01 — Zoom fatigue and how to recover from it.
- 58:55 — March discusses his experience using virtual reality for some of his video conferences with his friends.
- 1:01:30 — Darren shares some ideas for things you can do to mix up your video calls with family and friends including cooking together, virtual poker, and a virtual wine or spirit tastings.
- 1:04:55 — Ian, Darren, and March invent a new video conferencing game based on Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.