Set up & improve your business video meetings & calls online
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Set up & improve your business video meetings & calls online

Level up your video calls & conferencing using Zoom, Skype & more. Hold great quality meetings online for business & fun
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4.7 (19 ratings)
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60 students enrolled
Created by Nick Pilgrim
Last updated 3/2020
Current price: $51.99 Original price: $74.99 Discount: 31% off
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to light your meeting effectively.
  • How to be heard on your calls with crystal clear sound.
  • How to set up a professional backdrop for your calls.
  • Tips on how to present yourself, putting yourself forward in the best way.
  • What devices you should use to get the best image quality.
  • How to position these devices in the right way.
  • Etiquette do's and don'ts.
  • How to upgrade your meetings for free.
  • If you want to spend money, how best to invest, and in what kit.
  • Have some sort of device with a camera you can hold a meeting with (a laptop, tablet or phone will do).

Doing video and doing video well has just become the cornerstone of a successful business and company.

Our diaries were once filled with face to face meetings, shaking hands and drinking coffee. But now with the Coronavirus & COVID-19 situation we're instead holding so many of our business or personal meetings online in lockdown or quarantine.

Some of us though might be worried that while we were sure we could make a good impression face-to-face, it's just not the same over a video call. We might be frustrated at not being able to set these calls up & get the technology working right or we might be concerned that we're committing a faux pas and not making the meeting a success, we might be worried (if we're salesmen) that it's affecting our sales and our ability as salespeople to get new business in.

Whether you're using Skype, Zoom, WebEx, Google Hangouts or Facetime, these are the problems we aim to help in this course. We want to refine your video calls (whether for business or for your own enjoyment) to be as slick as they are in person. In this course. We'll be covering things like:

Part 1 - Placing a great call:

  • How to get good quality sound.

  • How to light your calls so they can see you.

  • Setting up a backdrop behind you.

  • How to frame your 'shot'.

  • What to wear & not to wear on camera.

Part 2 - Etiquette & dos's/don'ts

  • Helping your meetings stay engaged with you.

  • Etiquette on a 121 call.

  • Etiquette on a group call.

  • Do's & Don'ts for screen sharing.

Part 3: Getting the best from your platform & device

  • Which platform to use for your meeting?

  • Setting up & Using Zoom.

  • Setting up & Using Skype.

  • What device to use?

  • Where to position this device.

Part 4: Equipment & Upgrades

  • Ideas to improve your set up for free.

  • How to effectively upgrade your kit.

Whether you're using Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Facetime, Facebook or another platform, this course aims to help you hold video calls, meetings and video conferencing in the best way possible. These skills can also be used for Webinars, Online Training or video conferences too.

Who this course is for:

  • Business owners & Managing Directors (MDs).

  • Business Leaders.

  • CEOs.

  • Sales leaders & sales people.

  • Communications experts.

  • Account executives.

  • Consultative sales leaders.

  • Influencers.

  • Public affairs experts.

  • Authors.

  • Experts.

  • Anyone who wants to make their video calls incredible.

The course is over 2 hours long, comes with Udemy's 30 day money back guarantee and is entirely downloadable to watch at your convenience.

With zero technical knowledge, a minimal amount of equipment (even a mobile phone will do the trick) and a willingness to learn you'll be able to level up your video call game and take your business further.

I'll see you in the course.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginners to the world of video meetings.
  • Business owners holding video meetings for the first time.
  • Trainers who are holding their training online.
  • Sales people who need to have effective online meetings.
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 02:03:04
+ Placing a great call.
6 lectures 38:08

An introduction into the course, your instructor, why we make video calls and what we're going to look at helping with.

Preview 01:44

Having a look at how to send crystal clear sound on a video call. This part of anything video-orientated is crucial, to make sure your calls can be heard and understood.


Making sure your 'scene' is well lit, helping your face (and you in general) be seen.


Helping you set up the scene behind you - what to add, what not to add to your surroundings; all crucial to establishing the right personal brand for your calls.

Setting up a backdrop

What should you see and what shouldn't you see in your video call? How much of your body should they be able to see? How close should you be? We look at this all here.

Preview 01:51

There are certain no-no's when wearing clothing on camera. We dig into that here, along with discussing how to light for glasses wearers and making sure your head doesn't reflect light.

What to wear & what not to wear
+ Etiquette & Do's/Don'ts
4 lectures 19:29

When you're not in the same room as someone, how do you make sure you're still engaging with your counterpart? How do you keep them paying attention to the stuff you're saying? We cover that here.

Being engaging in your video meetings

What's the 'done thing' when it comes to 121 calls and meetings? We dig to it all here.

Etiquette on a 1-to-1 call

There's some specific etiquette items when it comes to group calls too! And it's definitely worth knowing.

Etiquette on a group call

Screen sharing is a brilliant tool, but one with some definite 'don'ts' tied in there.

Screen sharing
+ Getting the best from your platform & device
6 lectures 54:37

With so many platforms out there, which one's right for you?

Which platform to use?

No pun intended, but Zoom is fast becoming one of the most popular video meeting platforms out there. It's incredibly powerful with loads of features unique to it. Here we dive into how to use the platform effectively.

Using Zoom

Skype is one of the most well known and used platforms out there, and when you know how to use it, can also be pretty powerful! Take a look at some of the features in there.

Preview 14:15

Cameras are kinda important when it comes to this stuff, but when you have such little control over it, how can you utilise it to make you look your best?

How to make the camera your friend

With so many devices at our fingertips, which one is the right one to hold video meetings on?

What device to use?

So you can just whack your laptop down and start the meeting right? Wrong. Have a think where you're positioning your device to properly engage with your meeting.

Preview 03:55
+ Equipment & Upgrades
3 lectures 10:50

First up, what can you use that you already have access to to improve your video meetings and calls?

What can you improve for free?

But what if you want to upgrade the equipment you have? I take a look at what to upgrade, and in what order.

And what if you want to spend money?

You've finished the course! Go you!

A couple of final thoughts.

Outro & Final thoughts