Professional Backgrounds for Web Conferencing

In my previous post I mentioned the importance of asking participants to share their video. One tip that I shared was downloading a background. I curated a list of curated lists of professional background images that I hope you find useful. When you find an image that you like, simply right click on it, then click “Save As”.

  • Elite Daily curated an amazing list of 8 professional backgrounds. I recommend each background on this list to switch up your scenery.
  • The front page of Biteable is offering several free downloadable backgrounds that I would consider highly professional. You do not have to create an account to download the images.
  • Innovatus Design created some beautiful home office scenes to consider. They offer 3 on their website. Consider your audience as you choose these backgrounds.
  • Breather is offering several neutral conferencing spaces to keep it professional.

So, you don’t want to turn on your video?

This last week I had the privilege to attend the Minnesota Change Management Network Unconference. In our meeting an important question was raised on what do you do when someone does not want to turn on their video? I decided to make an infographic with 3 tips on what to do to encourage participants to turn on their video. I practice these daily on the job and These tips could work in any setting — corporate, non-profit, and university setting. Do you have a tip to add? Comment below.