During the Covid pandemic, most of us have had to shift to the virtual world for our conversations, presentations, classes, and committee meetings.
One thing that I notice is that almost everyone has bad audio. Not just low fidelity (that’s intrinsic in the on-line medium), but audio with poor intelligibility due to bad mics, bad mic technique, poor-sounding rooms, and extraneous noise.
I compiled a few suggestions on how you can improve your virtual audio and made it into this short podcast episode. I also talk a bit about improving the video component.
None of these suggestions cost a lot of money. Some actually cost nothing.
It looks like we will be interacting with each other through Zoom and Skype (and others) for the foreseeable future, so it pays to put a little effort into making the best of this technology.
And I suspect that we will be doing a lot more of this virtual communication even after the pandemic is under control, so it is worth sharpening your skills in the realm.
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