Whether you’re using Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams or any other software, always test your equipment. Especially if it’s a particularly important client meeting, or a client’s video conferencing platform you’ve never used before. Don’t make the classic mistake of attempting to sign on 30 seconds before the start time.
Test your hardware too. If you’re dialling in via your smartphone, make sure you have a strong signal, no interference, and plenty of power in your device. If your using your PC, try to use a wired connection rather than Wi-Fi, test your mic and speakers. Make sure there’s nothing covering your camera. Again, leave plenty of time for all this testing. Plus, you may need time to download something beforehand if it’s a new meeting platform you’re using.