Whenever I have to take a video call, I spend a couple minutes testing out the angle of the Web cam (and the sound quality of the microphone).
Not only does it ensure that your video call is professional-looking and impressive, but in my case, it can be the difference between frightening someone who doesn’t know me well and impressing them with my well read nature.
That is, I lower the Web cam to hide the bladed weapon collection and focus on the bookshelves below it.
I also remove the room’s second chair and make sure there are no comic book boxes, vacuum cleaners, or piles of rubbish within view.
But, to be honest, I’m still making a fictitious shot, though, because the books behind me are the books I have yet to read.