Working from home is very real for many of you, so here are tips on How to Dress from the Waist Up and look effective in your daily video conferences.
I am not going to talk about how you need to wash your hands. I am not even going to name the bug that is affecting everyone around the globe. What I will say is that I believe in isolation and have cancelled all clients until who knows when and keeping my kids home from school.
That is keeping me super busy as I am working with both kids to get their school learning done. Year 4 and Year 8. I am enjoying this time together. Unprecedented. From timetables to creating a report on the effects of the drug Alcohol.
Family and friends in The Netherlands are a month or so ahead of us and they are all at home. The country is locked up apart from hospitals and grocery stores.
All I know, this too shall pass and I am giving you the biggest and warmest hug right now. I feel the whole world could do with some love and kindness. A good time for some self reflection.
First things first
There are a few things in video that will make your video session more effective. Sound, lighting and background. A bit like taking the best selfie, having the light (not direct sun though) behind your camera shining on your face, will dramatically change how effective you look on screen.
The busier your background, the harder your camera needs to work to transmit all the pixels. A plain white wall always works well.
Dressing From the Waist Up
You are really dressing the Vital V area you may have heard me mention once or twice before.
1. Wear Your Best Strong Colours
This is the time to bring your best colours out that make you look your best. Video is not the most flattering at the best of times and colour can be really effective in making you look great.