Skype video calls are a great way to communicate but if you don’t know some of the rules of the road, your calls could be leaving a lot to be desired. That’s why the Skype team just posted seven tips to help you make your video calls productive and professional.

For instance did you know that placing a white sheet on your desk will help brighten your face? Other lighting tricks, such as using a bit of back lighting, can also go a long way in sharpening your image.

You’ll also find pointers on dressing optimally, getting rid of distracting noises and background visual elements, and overcoming technical glitches.

See the entire list, and break a leg!

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Microsoft News Center Staff