Perfect your video-conferencing skills with these simple tips

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“OMG, I don’t really look like that, do I?” With the “new normal” taking hold and work meetings and class time moving to screen-sharing and video-conferencing applications, many users are confronting their on-screen reflections for the first time—and not liking what they see. From bad manners and “forgot-the-camera-was-on” moments to harsh lighting and z-grade audio, the last few weeks have been chock full of on-camera dos and don’ts for professionals and newbies alike.

With a few easy to do suggestions using items that you have around your house, News@Northeastern’s media professionals will show you how to smooth out the rough edges and improve your on-screen presence for the classroom and the boardroom.