These pro tips will infinitely improve the audio quality of your video calls, allowing you to stay connected and get on with the job at hand.
Choose a meeting room
Choose a room that has the least reflective surfaces. Wooden floors and large surfaces aren’t ideal as you’ll introduce a lot of echo to your recordings. Go for smaller spaces with carpets, rugs, curtains, so something like a bedroom.
Minimize any extraneous noise like air conditioners or music playing in the background.
Get a good microphone
Get a great quality microphone. Using an external microphone will ensure that you’re heard loud and clear on the other end, making for a more productive meeting.
The simplest choice is a USB microphone. It’s plug and play and doesn’t need any audio interface or mixer.
Additional Pro tips:
- If you’re on a large call with multiple people, get into the habit of muting your microphone when you’re not speaking. You can usually do this really easily from within the video conferencing app.
- Wearing headphones also helps to reduce that annoying echo and feedback that you might experience and encouraging your colleagues to use an external microphone.