Sit up straight.
Uncross your arms.
Keep your movements relaxed.
If you catch yourself fidgeting, take a deep breath and steady yourself.
In the case of our teenage girls, they are exuding energy and enthusiasm.
In addition, get a good headset, preferably one with noise-canceling technology, so your colleagues will be able to hear you more clearly.
Teenage girls have high standards when it comes to their headphones. I know because I have two teenage girls and I see the credit card statements!
They know that how they sound is just as important as how they look.
A few additional tips: choose a quiet environment that’s free of distractions, and plug-in your computer for better connection.
Dropouts in audio or video as well as background noises like dogs barking or sirens muddy the perception you are trying to create.
Remember, whenever you’re on Zoom, you’re going to send a lot of nonverbal cues that will impact the way you present your ideas.
Everything that’s visible and audible on your video, including your lighting, background, and vocal tone, will affect your overall impression and determine whether you’ll succeed in making people interested in what you have to say or whether you will be perceived as someone who is not to be taken too seriously.