“The more fun you interject, the more people will stay focused and interested in what you have to say.”
~Nicole Marie Richardson
Your focus should always be on the person or people at the other end of your video conference.If you wouldn't do it in a face-to-face meeting, then you shouldn't do it in a virtual one. That includes tuning out of the present conversation to talk to someone else sitting next to you, on the phone, in an IM chat, anywhere and anybody not in the current meeting.
Be courteous to other participants
Introduce yourself before speaking
Take note of the other speakers
Address other speakers by name
Turn off the sounds on your smart phone
Don't make distracting sounds
Avoid typing on your keyboard
Close yourself into a room with no or minimal background noise
Check internet connection before the meeting
Check audio before virtual meeting
Make sure everyone can hear you
Know your material
Do not mumble
Speak naturally and slowly
Don't shout Avoid screaming
From time to time ask if you sound clear
Keep body movements minimal
Keep head movements to a minimum
Jerky movements forward or back will distract your audience
Maintain eye contact by looking into the camera
Keep your focus on the camera
Don't interrupt other speakers
Wait for an opening in the conversation before speaking
Do not cut other speakers off
Utilize instant message on the message board for your questions to make sure every comment is addressed
Don't carry on side conversations
Striped shirts or shirts with intricate patterns do not transmit well on camera
Go for a pastel or other light colored shirt.
Don't wear noisy jewelry. Big jewelry can be distracting and also could bump against your microphone
Stay away from dangling ear rings and shiny eyeglass frames.
Be yourself and have fun!
Relax and have a good time.
Be lively, break the ice with a joke, and make viewers laugh.