At the end of the day, online video conference meetings aren't that different from your standard live meetings, but there are some subtle differences which you can use to your advantage, to put your best foot forward and present your ideas in the best possible light. Wondering what those advantage might be? Check out this list of eight tricks to perform better in an online video conference, from Blue Jeans!

Treat Virtual Meetings As You Would a Live Meeting

Online video meetings might give users more flexibility in their scheduling and point of access, but they should be treated with the same attention and courtesy of meetings in person. Avoiding last minute schedule changes, allowing adequate time for others to share, and generally being conscious of all participants will help you to have a productive meeting.

Be Prepared

As with any meeting, preparation is the key to success in a video meeting. Taking the time to prepare any relevant materials and update yourself on the status of projects to be discussed in the meeting is always important.

Use Content Sharing to Your Advantage

Blue Jeans supports rich content sharing, so you can include any materials that might be beneficial to your meeting. Deliver better presentations with slideshows, collaborate with team members on documents, or even stream high definition video without the need for an external player. With Blue Jeans, content sharing is simple and intuitive.

Consider Your Setting

Because meeting participants can join a video conference from virtually anywhere, it's important to take your setting into consideration. Try to avoid spaces that might be distracting like coffee shops, and find somewhere quiet with a limited chance of interruption.

Dress Consistently

While you might not be joining a meeting in the same physical conference room, your appearance is still important in a video conference. Dress consistently with your standard professional attire to ensure the meeting meets the same high level of professionalism as your meetings in person.

Include All Relevant Participants

Blue Jeans makes it easy to include up to 25 meeting participants with a simple URL invitation by email. While your colleagues might not be able to make it to a physical meeting, Blue Jeans allows you to bring them in for virtual support. If you're planning a larger meeting, the Blue Jeans Large Meetings feature supports up to 100 interactive participants and host controls to ensure the meeting goes smoothly.

Utilize Meeting Recording Features

With Blue Jeans, users can devote their entire attention to the meeting without the need for meticulous note-taking. The Blue Jeans meeting recording features allow you to record your meetings and download an MP4 file including all video, audio, and shared content. With our Enhanced Recording feature, users can share recordings via link, annotate meetings, and access real-time online playback.

Call Blue Jeans Customer Support

Should you run into any difficulties setting up or throughout your video conference, the Blue Jeans team is available to help with online, phone, and email support for customers. You can communicate confidently knowing there's always support available should you need it.

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