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Tips to make Zoom calls better; Issue #478 November 24, 2020

With Thanksgiving later this week in the US and many families choosing to celebrate via Zoom instead of in-person, I thought I’d share some tips that can make the Zoom call a better experience for all. These tips also apply to your work Zoom calls so use them after...

2020 WFH Gift Guide; Issue #477 November 10, 2020

At this time of year for the past two years I’ve shared some of the equipment and resources I have found to be helpful in presenting and travelling. This year so many people have moved to working from home and all of my training programs are virtual. So today I want...

New features in Teams; Issue #475 October 13, 2020

At the recent Ignite conference Microsoft announced some of the new features they are working on in Teams. The full article is here with images and short videos. In this article I want to talk about some of the new Meetings features and how presenters can take...

Look at the screen, not the webcam; Issue #474 September 29, 2020

You’ve read how important it is that you look at the webcam when you are presenting PowerPoint slides in Teams or Zoom so you connect with the audience. You try, but when you want to look at your slide or notes on the screen, everyone sees you move your head down and...

Webcam between two screens; Issue #473 September 15, 2020

Presenting over Zoom or Teams is here to stay. If you’ve been using your laptop webcam in presentations, you should look at getting an external webcam. An external webcam gives you much more flexibility in where it is placed and is often much better quality than the...

Presentation and Leave-behind in one file; Issue #472 September 1, 2020

You need your presentation to also serve as a leave behind document Increasingly our presentations also need to be available to people after the presentation. Either people who attended the presentation want to discuss it with others who were not there, or people who...

Recording your presentation; Issue #471 August 18, 2020

Schools have already started back in many parts of the US and they are scheduled to start back here in the next couple of weeks. There will likely be a mix of types of instruction and one important method will be recorded lessons or lectures. Teachers, professors, and...