How to get the most out of live video lessons 

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Wear headphones. If anyone is hearing echoes in the audio, it’s because the other party’s speakers are too loud. Wear headphones and this problem disappears instantly. Any headphones are fine; earbuds with a mic work great.

Make sure your background is stationary. If you’re in a bustling coffee shop, or you have your family watching TV behind you, move somewhere else. The more motion is in your shot, the more work our program will have to do and the choppier your video will get.

Don’t overload your internet with other tasks. If you’re downloading files, watching YouTube videos, or playing video games (or if someone else in your house is doing any of these things), that’s less bandwidth our program gets for itself. Close any unnecessary programs, specifically those that are using your internet, and you might find that the call quality increases dramatically.

If you can, use wired Ethernet instead of Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is okay, but you’re much more likely to get lag and interference, which can make your video and audio choppy. Wired internet will give you a much smoother, more consistent experience.

Adjust your light. Again, this is a small tweak that can make a world of difference. Make sure you have a lamp or other light behind your monitor, pointing toward you, and that you don’t have too much light behind you. If you’re on a laptop, make sure the camera is at eye level and not pointing up at the ceiling lights, or down at the floor.