I’ve been in quite a few Zoom web meetings lately, and I’ve seen a lot of BATS IN THE CAVE, if you know what I mean.
If you don’t know what I mean by BATS IN THE CAVE — it’s when someone is using the camera on their laptop and I can look straight up their nose during the meeting.
Really, BATS IN THE CAVE is not a good look on anyone!
If you use a laptop for web meetings, I’ll give you two tips to help you get rid of that BATS IN THE CAVE look.
1. Get a stack of books. Raise your laptop up so your eyes are level with the camera.
2. Get a sticky note. Attach it to your monitor with an arrow or a smiley face, reminding you to look up and SMILE.
It’s the simple things. You can MacGyver this and still look like a polished professional.
Laura Bergells is a professional story finder. She writes, coaches, teaches, and speaks. Check out her online courses at LinkedIn Learning.
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