Zentrum für Datenverarbeitung (ZDV)

Tips and hints

In order to get a high-quality transmission in a videoconference, there are a few things that should be considered:

  • The clothes should be as monochrome as possible, not checked or heavily patterned.
  • Fast movements should be avoided.

If a presentation is used, it should be easy to read for the other party. To ensure this, it should meet the following requirements:

  • landscape
  • font size at least 24 pt
  • no bright colors
  • no strong contrasts

The transmission has a time delay of sound and images. Therefore, you should take longer speech breaks as usual in order to allow questions and objections of your conference partners.

To create a natural conversation situation, you should look directly into the camera while speaking. Unlike a conventional dialogue, there is no direct eye contact, so it is a bit irritating in the beginning not to see one's counterpart. However, if you look directly into the camera while speaking, the other side sees your eyes fixed on you.

You will find many other useful tips in the videoconferencing manual of the TU Dresden together with a detailed glossary explaining the most important technical terms.