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8 Expert Tips for Irresistible Video Calls

In today's digital age, video calls have become an integral part of both our social interactions and professional endeavours. Whether catching up with friends or conducting business meetings, presenting yourself in a polished and professional manner is essential. While it may be tempting to focus solely on your top half, it's important to remember that your entire appearance matters – especially if you need to step away from the screen!

Here are my tips to ensure you make the best impression during your next video call:

1. Mind Your Background:

 Before joining the call, take a moment to check your surroundings. Ensure your background is clean, clutter-free, and free from any distracting elements. A well-organized background will help maintain focus on you and your message.

2. Dress Appropriately:

Tailor your outfit to the nature of the call. Opt for more formal clothing for business meetings and keep it more casual for social gatherings. Remember, your clothing choice reflects your professionalism and sets the tone for the conversation.

3. Keep Jewellery Simple:

While accessorising can add flair to your outfit, avoid wearing oversized or noisy jewellery pieces. Minimalist accessories will compliment your look without overshadowing your message.

4. Choose Your Colours Wisely:

 Steer clear of stark black or white clothing, as they can appear harsh on camera. Similarly, busy patterns can be distracting. Opt for solid colours that enhance your complexion and convey professionalism without overpowering your presence. ( for more information on colour analysis - read this blog )

5. Prioritise Lighting:

 Adequate lighting is key to a clear and flattering appearance on screen. Position yourself facing a window for natural, even lighting, or invest in a ring light for consistent illumination. Avoid harsh shadows or silhouettes, which can obscure your facial expressions.

6. Adjust Camera Angle:

Position your camera at eye level to create a flattering perspective. Avoid extreme close-ups or angles that distort your features. Maintaining proper eye contact with the camera will establish a stronger connection with your audience.

7. Enhance Your Makeup:

 Stick to your usual makeup routine, but consider adding a touch of bronzer and blush for added warmth and definition. Check your appearance on camera before the call to make any necessary adjustments and ensure a polished look.

8. Eliminate Distractions:

 Silence your phone and have a glass of water nearby to stay hydrated throughout the call. Minimising distractions will allow you to focus fully on the conversation at hand.

By following these tips and taking the time to prepare beforehand, you'll exude confidence and professionalism during your next video call. 

Remember, your appearance is a reflection of you, so invest in presenting your best self. With these strategies in mind, you'll be sure to leave a lasting impression, whether you're connecting with colleagues or catching up with friends in the virtual world.

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