Virtual interviews and teleconferences are growing in popularity in the business world, so it’s essential that professionals know how to properly present themselves on camera. Here are a few simple, yet vital tips on how not to look ugly on a webcam. No, seriously: take notes.
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According to a recent survey that GreenJobInterview conducted with roughly 250 companies (varying in size), 47 percent of surveyed brands have conducted virtual interviews in the past, with 96 percent planning to use virtual interviewing in the future. Additionally, more companies are looking to become cost-efficient, and they’re doing so by conducting more teleconferences and eliminating time-consuming and expensive business trips.
Technology has revolutionized the way business, small and big, is done. From the massive reach that social media allows, to the convenience of smartphones and mobile apps, business dealings are, literally, in the palm of our hands. With the click of a button, documents can be shared, transactions can be made, marketing campaigns can be triggered, international meetings can be held – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s not just important for professionals to understand the capabilities of technology and the role it plays in our everyday lives, it’s absolutely vital to their success.
Barry Leffew, vice president of Adobe’s public sector, indicated in his interview with FCW.com that, “the number of registered users for Defense Connect Online, a web conferencing and real-time internal collaboration platform that Adobe and Carahsoft Technology provide for DOD, has increased from 600,000 to more than 840,000 in the last year alone.” It’s time that professionals learned the basics of looking presentable on-camera for their virtual interviews and teleconferences in order to wow their audience in a good way – not an “oh my goodness, what’s that in the background” kind of way.
Take a look at Lemonly.com’s infographic below so that you learn the ins and outs of properly presenting yourself on a webcam for your next big interview or meeting.