Skype for Business

I am a late adapter to a lot of modern technology and personally relatively new to Skype and Skype for Business over the last few years.

Thought I would share a few tips that I have learned along the way to help one prepare for a Skype business call and/or interview.

• Always make sure your technology is working in advance especially if you conducting your Skype meeting at home.

• Select a background that is not distracting. While my background isn’t ideal, it is the spot I work in while home. Always remember to check what and who may be behind you when deciding on a location.

• Turn off your TV and/or radio and find a quiet space that you can be alone without the distraction of others, your children and/or furry friends.

• Charge your technology fully and have power cords easily accessible in case your battery power begins to drain.

• If you are on a Skype conference call and/or meeting, make sure to be on mute unless you are speaking.

• Be prepared to be seen on Skype. I prefer Face to Face Skype interaction on one to one and smaller Skype meetings.

• Always dress head to toe as you never know if an interviewer might ask you to stand up. I have also heard many stories where someone accidentally stands up and are not fully dressed on the bottom. Always err on the side of caution.

• Good idea to test the lighting of your space and a trial run for Skype too.

• I am pretty pale without makeup so I always need to wear it and a pop of colour on a Skype meeting so I don’t look completely washed out. A colourful scarf provides the perfect pop of colour for me and is especially helpful if I am dressed in a cardigan, short-sleeved top and leggings as I am likely will be when working at home.

• My most important tip is to always be prepared for everything and anything.

Happy skyping!

Author: FinnSpirit

I am a positive super spirit builder, aunt, foodie, anglophile, philomath, traveller, Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant, lifelong Junior Leaguer and volunteer who is passionate all things beauty, style, design, pink, photography, PFCC, people, careers, community and making a difference.

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