#1. Cameras On. This is an interactive event, so please show up camera-ready!
#2. Let the Light Pour In. Set-up where you can have lots of natural light coming in and lighting your face. The light should not hit your back. Natural light is not only great for energy levels, but it’s also a great look! Be mindful that your computer screen is a source of unflattering light, so adjust your screen brightness if necessary.
#3. Raise your Camera. Do whatever it takes to position your camera at eye level. This means you might have to get creative! The best and only camera angel to strive for is head-on, so your camera is at the same level as your eyes.
#4. Find your best headphones. Your headphones will help to eliminate feedback from your computer speakers and they might even have a better mic than your computer. You can test your external mic vs. computer mic via a Zoom audio Test.
#5. What to Bring. Grab your favorite pen, notepaper, sticky notes, and any snacks or hydration to keep you comfortable.
#6. What NOT to Bring. Eliminate as many potential distractions as possible. Find a comfortable and quiet place, turn your phone on silent, close all browsers tabs on your computer, and set up your email auto-responder as you would if attending an in-person event.
#7. Engage Mindfully. Keep yourself muted at appropriate times and be mindful of how “Chat” is being used—either as a tool or as a distraction.
#8. Check your Tech. Update Zoom to the latest version. [Steps Here] Also, join us at 10:00 am ET for “Social Check-in & Connection Time” to ensure your tech is firing on all cylinders—to be early is to be on time! To test in advance or get any help with Zoom Setup, reply to this email!
#9. Enjoy Yourself! When you show up as your best self, your positive attitude and energy will ripple through the group.