Want to look more presentable during video calls? One important factor is to frame your face correctly.
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Author Paul J. Bailo suggests you look for a "triangle" between your forehead and shoulders.
You want the lens to be right at eye level. A tripod can get you there and hold the camera steady. If you're using the built in camera on your laptop, it may be too low -- and looking up your nose. While it's not ideal, you can put hardcover books under your laptop until the angle's right. You want the camera to capture the triangle of your forehead to your left shoulder and right shoulder in the frame.
For a webcam, you can consider hacking an Ikea lamp for an adjustable mount. This is the framing you will see on any major news channel. The full post linked below has more tips and tricks for video conferencing.
6 Ways To Look Great On A Video Call [Fast Company]