Across the country, everyone from office workers to newsreaders have had to learn a new skill – how to take part in a video conference at home.
It’s proved to be fascinating viewing…
We’re all guilty of being distracted from what’s being said by looking at the selection of books, ornaments or wallpaper we can see behind the person on screen.
And who can forget the person who accidentally turned themselves into an image of a potato by mistake during a conference call!
Here, designer Jonathan Adler shares his tips to help you look your best when video conferencing and he has come up with a simple acronym to help you remember: LAFFF.
Jonathan said: “In difficult times like this, remember to LAFFF.
“L is for lighting. Dimmers have never been more important than they are right now.
“Make sure you’re bathed in soft lighting coming from the front.
“A is for angles.
“Choose your best side and make sure the camera is a little bit higher than you want it to be so you’re not looking down,thus creating multiple chins and sagging flesh.
“F is for fashion – dress as if you’re going to a power meeting and you’ll be more focused and effective.
“F is also for festoon.
This might be the only time your colleagues get to see chez vous so make sure everything looks KAPOW by using chic accessories.
The final F is a reminder to fight against having a resting, grumpy face.
Try to look interested and amused.
Even if you feel dire, you have to fake it till you make it.
You owe it to your colleagues to be life-embracing and jealousy-inducing.”