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4 Simple Reasons Why You Should Turn Your Video On In A Conference Call

Video Conference vs Audio Conference: You know which one is better

CK Español
The Startup
Published in
5 min readApr 24, 2020

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With remote working becoming the trend since the global lockdown has been implemented, organisations have resorted to online conferences to meet as a team. It’s another reason to celebrate and appreciate what modern technology has been able to offer in our desperate time of need.

In the 90s, teleconferencing over the telephone was on trend; and with the emergence of Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP), which is a techie term of taking analog audio signals and turning them into digital signals for transmission over the internet, tools such as Zoom and Cisco WebEx have gained much popularity and perhaps have become more of a necessity.

The next iteration of this technology which we now enjoy, of course, is adding the video component of this communication channel. Initially, and undoubtedly, video conferencing has had its fair share of challenges with poor network infrastructure, connection, bandwidth and media quality; making adoption a bit of struggle. In the last decade, however, these challenges have already been slowly minimised, if not eliminated, and yet we still have a few who still resist this natural progression.

In this article, I won’t be discussing why some people don’t use their video in conference calls, but I’m here to tell you why you should.

#1: It communicates confidence

It’s a Monday morning and I have just finished brewing my first cup of coffee for the day. I take a quick sip as I open WebEx Meetings (we don’t use Zoom because of its security flaws). It takes a few seconds before I get connected to our online virtual catch-up. I get a beep confirming I’m in and I see my teammates with their cups of coffee as well, except for one.

We all just chuck it to an internet connection issue and go on with our meeting. But it makes me wonder though, why not show yourself on camera? And if I’m wondering, would others wonder the same?

If I hadn’t had a shower yet and still have my out-of-bed look on, I would probably turn…

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CK Español
The Startup

Masters Degree in IT with a strong passion for music and anything pretty. Currently working as a Business Analyst, a CKreative Business Analyst!