Enjoying a Meeting? Change the Focus of the Camera

When you’re in a meeting, how can you make everyone feel relaxed and engaged? Change the focus of the camera and let the meeting become a unique and dynamic learning experience. Here are some suggestions:

Relaxing in a meeting

If you’re dreading a meeting, here are some techniques for relaxing in a meeting. Try focusing on your breathing to avoid being distracted. While this may be difficult for first-timers, most people find the exercise to be relaxing and find it improves focus and their meeting productivity. You can also practice meditation to reset your beta activity and mood. This can help you relax more in a meeting, and also prevent you from being overwhelmed by all the information that you’ll be hearing.

First, try to identify the cause of your anxiety. This will help you find solutions for it and avoid making it worse. Another helpful technique is to read the meeting invite and topic information to avoid becoming overly stressed. This will help you prepare and avoid swaying by negative thoughts. Once you know what triggers your anxiety, try to fix those thoughts. By doing so, you’ll be less likely to get stressed or anxious during a meeting.

Changing the camera focus

Changing the camera focus while you’re in the middle of a meeting isn’t always easy. If you’re using Zoom for your next meeting, you can change it on the fly by setting the zoom camera to automatically frame the participants. Smart Focus automatically adjusts its focus based on how your face moves. Smart Focus is available for both desktop and mobile platforms. It’s enabled by default when starting the video and is also available as a setting on the pre-meeting setup screen.

Creating a dynamic

A dynamic meeting is more than just regurgitating information and making decisions. Instead, it should be a collaborative, idea-generating, and critical question-exploration environment. An agenda sets the stage for a productive and inspiring meeting, and it shows that the leader is committed to the attendees. It’s also a great opportunity to engage team members, who often have valuable insight that can be invaluable in making decisions and moving a project forward.

Reducing tangent ideas

One of the biggest problems that meetings face is the random offshoots that tangent ideas can cause. While some tangents may be perfectly valid, others are just so off topic that they need to be addressed first. When it comes to managing tangents, professional keynote speaker Jon Petz has the answer. In this article, he shares a few tips for dealing with them.