As more and more of us are set to be working from home for the foreseeable future, it looks like online meetings will continue to be part of our daily working life. Whilst many people have adapted to working remotely and video calls have become part of their daily routine, for some, it can still be an intimidating and stressful experience.


Here are a few practical tips I’d like to share to help boost your confidence when making video calls from home:


Lighting makes all the difference

Bad lighting can cast unflattering shadows or make you look poorly. This is easily solved by a few tricks such as: during the daytime place your device in front of a window (not behind you) to let the natural sunlight brighten your whole person and background. If you can’t do that, get a small flexible lamp with various settings that you can place in front of your device. This is great, especially at night.


Remove the clutter behind you   

Some places in our homes are better to take a call than others. Dark, cluttered or even a light on behind you can be distracting. A white or simple background is best, while wearing solid colours that bring out a healthy skin glow helps YOU to be visible, and not everything else. 

And of course, don’t forget to make sure you have adequate Wi-Fi in the area where you will be taking the call.


Avoid low angles, prop up your device and check how you look prior to the call   

Seen too many people’s nasal cavities in a zoom call because they have their device at an awkward angle? Prop your laptop on a book or place your phone in a stand at a better angle so that your video has a great, natural shot of your head and shoulders. Cookbooks are great for putting under a laptop to give it just the right height, and always check how you look in the webcam prior to the call for bra straps that might be showing, a collar that needs straitening, or messy hair that needs a little fix.    


Take great care of your skin, it really is noticed!

In today’s world full of zoom meetings and video chats, healthy vibrant skin is something we all want. Knowing that you look your best will also help boost your confidence. If you want to have great skin, it is crucial that you make your skincare regime an essential part of your morning and evening routine so that the process becomes a habit that’s as frequent as brushing your teeth! 


If you need help to improve your skincare regime then please get in touch. Through my Forever Living Business I can help understand and identify your skin type, and help you choose the products that are right for you. Forever’s skincare products contain the finest ingredients, using the purest form of aloe vera. These skincare, anti-ageing products are gentle on the skin, and work to enhance your natural beauty. With a commitment to quality and purity, and finding the right products to suit you, I am passionate about helping you look and feel better. 


Extracts: Forever Blog by Jeannie McGinnis, March 2021