5 video conferencing tips

Ever since the pandemic started, video conferencing has become more and more popular.

VKD - Germany's professional association for conference interpreters put together 5 tips for good audio quality in remote interpreting in this video.

Feel free to download the video here and use it to highlight the importance of good audio quality before or at the start of one of your next video conferences.

It really doesn't take much to deliver good sound!

These are the top five tips to make sure that your audio quality is sufficient for remote interpreting.

  1. Close windows and doors to minimise any noise from outside. Try to eliminate any sources of noise inside the space you’re in, too.
  2. Optimise your acoustics. Curtains, bookshelves and soft furnishings can help improve the way your space absorbs sound.
  3. Ensure your internet connection is stable (preferably cabled). If your connection is weak or unreliable, your message could get lost entirely.
  4. Make sure you’re equipped. If you use proper audio equipment, such as a cabled headset, your voice will thank you.
  5. Be considerate. Don’t interrupt each other and remember to mute your microphone whenever you’re not speaking.