Three golden rules to follow
- Always wear a headset to prevent echo. The attached microphone stops background noise (like your computer’s fan, hard disk or keyboard tapping). iPhone-style “string” and bluetooth sets give poor quality audio.
- Use in a quiet area or keep on mute. Background noise causes fatigue, and more than one person with background noise can easily stop anyone hearing anything.
- Make a test call. A slow connection or a connection filled with too much traffic can compromise your sound and video quality. A meeting ID will work even before your meeting takes place, use it to check if your image shown unbroken back to you.
Good to know
- One person breaking the above rules can ruin the call for all!
- Use Gallery View when there is no presentation so that you can see others in the call
- To be seen clearly, have good lighting behind the camera or to the side, not behind you!
- Touching or playing with your microphone will flood the call with noise
- Use mobile data if you have an app to track your data usage or else it gets expensive
For tips and best practices while joining or hosting check the documentation.