I have been asked by a lot of business professionals recently for some advice about video conferencing and recording videos with there smartphones. I put everything together in this The Ultimate Guide to Smartphone and Webcam Accessories
It starts by using what you have and learning how to look and sound as good as possible.
Smartphone Accessories Guide
My goal with this guide was to choose only the accessories you need on a budget. There are thousands of options. If you need something different or more advanced, you can set up a coaching call with me.
Lav microphone Audio-Technica ATR-3350IS https://amzn.to/2U1cZ7S (make sure your computer has a headphone and mic jack. You might also have a combo jack that will work with this microphone. Some newer computers may not have the ability to plug in a microphone this means you will need a USB microphone like the desktop microphone I recommend.)
You might be tempted to not use video but there is a powerful connection you build with someone when you can see their face. Being able to see each other also helps people stay focused.
Don’t get lost in the equipment. Just get started. Simple is better.
Make sure the camera isn’t looking up your nose. But if you refuse to listen to this tip I recommend this trimmer from Philips Norelco https://amzn.to/2xX6OJQ Camera elevation is your friend. Get the camera a little higher than your eye line to make the image look a little more flattering. Pay attention to your background. Put something behind you besides a blank wall. The little things you do will make you look more professional. Make sure to look at the camera because it will make people feel like you are looking at them. Finally, make sure to test everything before you go live.
Bonus video with some tips for how to look good on camera and what to do with your hands: