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Smart Videoconferencing

Book Description

In recent years, videoconferencing technology has improved significantly as equipment prices have dropped. Smart Videoconferencing demonstrates how to integrate this technology into business communications. The authors address the most basic concerns of users: how to handle the equipment, how to reduce distractions, how to avoid mistakes, and how to look and sound your best on camera and get the most out of virtual meetings.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
  8. Part One: What’S It All About?
    1. 1. Videoconferencing: A Twenty-First Century Business Tool
    2. 2. Why New Habits Are Needed
    3. 3. Limitations of Videoconferences
  9. Part Two: Habit 1–Leverage Your Choices
    1. 4. Should Your Meeting Be a Videoconference?
    2. 5. The Demands of Videoconferences
    3. 6. Videoconference or Face-to-Face Meeting?
    4. 7. Videoconference or Teleconference?
  10. Part Three: Habit 2–Think Prime Time
    1. 8. Preparation
    2. 9. Interesting Agendas
    3. 10. Setting Personal Agendas
    4. 11. Getting a Great Start
    5. 12. Moderators
    6. 13. Question Handling
    7. 14. Importance of Participation
    8. 15. Watching Your Time
    9. 16. International Videoconferences
    10. 17. Strong Closings
    11. 18. Following Up
    12. 19. Lessons Learned
  11. PART 4: HABIT 3–Make Technology Your Friend
    1. 20. Microphones
    2. 21. Cameras
    3. 22. TelePrompTers
    4. 23. Lighting
    5. 24. Taping
    6. 25. Documents
    7. 26. Murphy’s Law
  12. Part 5: Habit 4–Maximize Your Presence
    1. 27. No Food, No Gum
    2. 28. Distractions
    3. 29. Patterns and Colors in Your Clothing
    4. 30. Anger and Other Negative Emotions
    5. 31. Assume You’re Live
    6. 32. The Importance of Being on Time
    7. 33. When You Are on a Panel or Part of a Group
    8. 34. Makeup
    9. 35. If You Are Sick
    10. 36. Jewelry
    11. 37. Your Voice
    12. 38. Controlling Your Nerves
    13. 39. Your Eyes
    14. 40. Your Hair
    15. 41. Your Clothing
    16. 42. Grooming
    17. 43. Your Gestures
  13. Part 6: Final Considerations
    1. 44. A Videoconference Checklist
    2. 45. A Legal Caveat
    3. 46. The Future of Videoconferencing
  14. Appendix A. Storyboarding
  15. Appendix B. 105 Commonly Mispronounced Words
  16. Notes
  17. Bibliography
  18. Useful Terms to Know
  19. Index
  20. About the Authors