I work from home full time. My office is in what used to be our unused “formal living room” (does ANYONE use one anymore?)
I love my office. I have a GREAT view out of my windows, I get a TON of natural light, and I have easy access to the kitchen all day long (both a blessing and a curse).
Downside? When I am on a video call, guess what is behind me? My dining room. SUPER professional looking, right? Not so much.
One day, I was on a call with my rep at Zoom and commented on her beautiful office. She laughed. Then she pulled down the corner of her green screen and showed me where she REALLY was….her cubicle!
WHAT THE WHAT?? I was blown away!
Turns out, Zoom has a “virtual background” feature that is super easy to use…and FREE! All you need is your own green screen (also super easy). In three quick steps, YOU can transform your next Zoom meeting!
First, go here and buy yourself a portable green screen. It take me 5 seconds to pop it out and put it on my chair…and another 5 seconds to put it away. Use coupon code MYBEEHYVE for 10% off! (Gotta love a good coupon!). Click HERE to get the one I use; it’s called “The Big Shot’ and it’s the first one listed in the store.
Then, go into your Zoom account settings and turn on Virtual Background! Detailed instructions can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/210707503-Virtual-Background
Finally, HAVE FUN!! You can save ANY image you want to your virtual background options in Zoom. Golf course? Sure! Tropical beach? You bet! Meeting in the sky? YES! And, when the need is there, you can always have a more “formal” looking office!
My final reminder is simply this…do NOT wear a green shirt when using this…or you will have a floating head (which is also pretty darn cool!)