Uncategorized April 13, 2020

How to Zoom like a Pro!


All over the world, video calls are quickly becoming a huge part of business. Technology makes it possible for people to stay connected without having to leave the comfort and safety of their own homes! Platforms like Zoom serve as a great tool to support people in their work. For real estate professionals, becoming proficient in video calls can bring your online business to a new level of efficiency. So where should you start? Keep reading to find out! 



Good audio is one of the most important components of a video call. Without being heard clearly, your message will be incredibly difficult to get across. Plus, people are more inclined to listen to something if it sounds audibly pleasing. For this reason, it might be a good idea to step up your audio game with an external microphone. There are quite a few out there for less than $20, too! If you’re not wanting to spend money, though, you can move towards better audio by eliminating background noise. Try stepping away from your A/C unit, the television, or anything else that generates distracting noise. Also, make sure to speak into your microphone and stay next to it. This will make a huge difference in your sound! 



Another important piece to a successful video call has to do with the visuals. Not everyone can afford a fancy camera for their Zoom call, and luckily, you don’t need one to get a good video! A great thing to focus on is lighting. If possible, try to position yourself so that light falls directly onto your face. When the light source comes from behind you or from the side, your face becomes dark and difficult to see. Try sitting in front of a window or lamp to illuminate your face easily. Or, if you have a little extra to spend on production quality, look into getting a nice webcam or camera. 



As real estate agents know, presentation matters. Before you jump on your Zoom call, take a look at what your camera will display. Then, if your background is looking a little disorganized or messy, just take a moment to straighten it up. You could also take it a step further and look for ways to make your background look extra nice. Throw blankets, candles, paintings – anything soft and not distracting! Then, if you’re planning on sharing your screen during a Zoom call, try the same tricks! Make sure to remove anything from your desktop that you rather someone not see. 




If you’re still unsure about the look and sound of your video, ask a friend to get on a call with you! An extra pair of eyes and ears on your video might be able to help you straighten everything out. Find out what works, what doesn’t, and have fun on your Zoom call!