By Dr. Charlene, CEO and Lead Stylist of Style Chemistry Consulting
𝟏. 𝐋𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝗪𝐚𝐲
Lights and angles are just as important for video calls as they are for professional photoshoots. You may not be particularly interested in the way you look when you Skype with a co-worker you’ve known for years, but when you talk to an investor, new client, media contact or potential employee, the situation is completely different.
𝟐. 𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐚 𝐍𝐞𝐮𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝
Whether you are at home or in a formal office, make sure your background is uncluttered and professional. Less is more.
𝟑. 𝐊𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐲
If you need to look at some notes during your call, jot them down on a piece of paper and tape them next to your camera. This will help you stay on track in case you get nervous.
𝟒. 𝐃𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐭
Choose solid, bold colors. Simple jewelry is best. Ladies, avoid earrings that dangle or any accessory that makes noise when you move. For most conference calls, you can wear whatever you want from the waist down — unless you think you might need to stand up for some reason.
𝐁𝐨𝐧𝐮𝐬 𝐓𝐢𝐩 ✨Check your appearance one last time before signing on. Check your teeth, hair and makeup, and use powder or blotting papers to control a shiny face. Keep a brush or comb and a small mirror in your desk drawer for quick touch-ups during interview breaks 😉
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