The right outfit for video conferencing

Monday, October 11 2010

In most cases, communicating via video conferencing isn't much different than communicating face-to-face. You can talk, laugh and move about just as you would in a face-to-face meeting and your partner will be able to see and hear everything you do as if the two of you were in the same room, even if you're actually separated by thousands of miles of land and ocean. Video conferencing technology has really given us the ability to communicate remotely, but there are some tips you should know to make your experience as realistic and enjoyable as possible.

It may seem simple, but there is actually a trick to picking out the right outfit to wear when video conferencing. Like film cameras, video conferencing equipment relies on color markers to adjust its settings and provide the best picture. If you wear loud, bright colors, you can throw these markers off - giving your skin an unnatural, sallow appearance. If you wear all-white or all-black outfits, you can also alter the system's coloring, tinging the whole scene too light or too dark.

Your best bet for a video conferencing outfit is something in pastels, naturals or muted colors. You should also be careful to avoid busy patterns, which can be very distracting.