12 Tips To Improve Your Lighting & Screen Presence On Zoom

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Lighting Challenge 1.

SOLUTION

Have camera at eye level – Do NOT look down!

Lighting Challenge 2.

Shelley Golden - TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR LIGHTING & SCREEN PRESENCE ON ZOOM - Lean In

SOLUTION

Lean in toward the camera to appear more present

LIGHTING CHALLENGE 3.

Shelley Golden - TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR LIGHTING & SCREEN PRESENCE ON ZOOM - Lighting on both sides of your face

SOLUTION

Make sure the lighting is even on the left and right sides of your face

LIGHTING CHALLENGE 4.

Shelley Golden - TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR LIGHTING & SCREEN PRESENCE ON ZOOM - window in front of face

SOLUTION

Sit facing a window

LIGHTING CHALLENGE 5.

SOLUTION

Do not sit with your back to a window – you will look too dark

LIGHTING CHALLENGE 6.

SOLUTION

Have lights in front of you, not just behind

LIGHTING CHALLENGE 7.

SOLUTION

Place lights at 10:00 & 2:00 positions to cross-light your face and avoid light directly in your eyes

LIGHTING CHALLENGE 8.

SOLUTION

Have all the books in a vertical position if you have a bookshelf behind you

LIGHTING CHALLENGE 9.

SOLUTION

Add a plant behind you

LIGHTING CHALLENGE 10.

SOLUTION

Pick up your mess. That is the last thing anyone wants to see!

LIGHTING CHALLENGE 11.

SOLUTION

Be careful of distracting reflections from glass picture frames behind you

LIGHTING CHALLENGE 12.

SOLUTION

Have solid colored pillows on a bed or sofa – avoid patterns

Zoom Make-over Expert Shelley Golden - Before and after