Today’s my last day conferencing from our library.

The packers have come, and the house will soon be empty as we prepare to move. I’ll miss this spot. I wrote my book, The Spare Room, standing right here. My favorite reading behind me, a stunning view of lake and mountain before me.

It was also a great position for video conferencing. Have you found the perfect spot? Here are a few tips and why I like this one.

  1. BACKGROUND is authentic and warm, without being distracting or too busy.
  2. SETTING reveals a little of my personal tastes yet avoids getting too personal.
  3. LIGHTING is a beautiful, natural glow from outside and there’s no lighting above me to create dark circles under my eyes.
  4. FRAMING allows the “rule of thirds,” eyeline at top third, collarbone at bottom third.
  5. ANGLE is straight on so no one’s forced to look up my nose or down my hairline.
  6. SOUND is muted in my relatively small room, and thousands of pages absorb echoes.

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