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Skype

Updated 08/27/2017










  CRAM COURSE:
     1.  Skype is a Microsoft product that allows video conferencing using your desktop or laptop
          computer.  This means you will need to
DOWNLOAD IN ADVANCE OF YOUR CALL the software
          from Microsoft by going to
 https://www.skype.com/en/

     
2.  If you placed anything over the camera lens, remove it otherwise they cannot see you and that
          is a large part of doing a video conference.

     3.  If you do NOT HAVE A SKYPE ACCOUNT, you need to create one.  IF you have one, you will
          need to sign-on to Skype to use the free service.  Both can be done at:
          https://login.skype.com/login?client_id=578134&redirect_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fweb.skype.com%2F

     4.  Now, look behind you and see all the things the interviewer will see. Is this an organized work
          area or it is more a combination junk room and trash collection area?  You need to insure this
          area looks professional for your Skype or other video conference call.

REFERENCE TO NOTES ON VIDEO CONFERENCING

a.  What do I see in the background that needs to go away?

b.  How is the lighting on my face?  Do I have lighting from either side of my face?

c.  Is there any natural light that is messing the lighting up?

d.  How is the volume for my speaking?

e.  Can they see under my desk or other things that are not good?

f.  Do I have room for my papers in front of me?  Can I angle the camera more to hide it?

g. Can they see my face fully in the view?


NOISES - DISTRACTIONS
-  Any pets that might come in and want attention or start making noise?
-  Any deliveries coming that will keep ringing the door bell?
-  Is this garbage day - big heavy truck making noise near hour room?
-  School buses, school adjacent to you, school bells, Civil Defense siren that will go off?
-  Anything else that may come so you can ask them to come another date or time?
-  Do you have a good looking partition you can use behind you to hide things?
-  Remember to use the space that is "out of camera" for your notes, papers, etc.