As Covid-19 takes over our personal and professional lives, we're all now getting to grips with the new normal of working from home and staying indoors.
We're checking in with work colleagues through apps like Zoom and Microsoft Teams, and our once technologically-challenged dads have figured out how to use FaceTime, even if he does refer to it as Face Chat.
With the lines between home office and living space becoming more blurred every day, it's easy to get stuck in an awkward situation on a video call to your boss.
We've seen colleagues lock themselves in the boiler room to take a conference call so the kids - who are also at home - don't interrupt.
Remote-working champion, Ciara Garvan, reminds us that this new normal isn't forever.
"This is not normal remote working. We are all working in a crisis situation," says Ciara, founder and CEO of WorkJuggle, a platform that offers recruitment, consulting and training in jobs that are family-friendly. "Those things which would typically have been complete no-nos - such as kids running around in the background - are now understandable."
But there are a few steps we can take to ensure we are still putting our most professional - or pleasing - face forward when on a video call. Here's what the experts say.
Look behind you
"Try and have your background clear of clutter," says Ciara. "If you can't manage that, the Zoom app has different backgrounds which can appear behind you. I saw last week someone had put a green ping-pong table standing behind them, used it as a green screen and then allowed the Zoom background to do its magic."
Tracy Gunn, founder at Mumager, a training workshop for working parents and managers, agrees it's important to consider your backdrop. "Even if you're working out of a bedroom, try to position your camera so you have a blank wall behind you, or at least a view that doesn't take in your bed and laundry."
Fashion model and influencer Krystal Mahon, says: "A messy background with laundry baskets can be quite distracting to the audience, and believe it or not, it could make an impression on work colleagues."
Krystal says for video calls with family and friends however, "anything goes".
Design director at Divine Design, Gwen Kenny, says bespoke video conference backdrops are now an important element in interior design. "One of our clients has international meetings every week, so we designed a cool shelving system finished in vibrant colours.
"Meetings should be conducted in an appropriate environment, not the bathroom. Bedrooms can feel too intimate, but if it's the only quiet space in the house, ensure your view doesn't show an unmade bed or dirty laundry.
"Dirty dishes, clutter, dust or anything you would not have in a work environment should not be visible."
But as it's becoming harder to create boundaries between work and living spaces, how do we ensure minimal clutter?
"Use boxes," says Gwen. "If this isn't an option you could use a box from food shopping.
"In interiors we create vignettes. Set up your camera, look at the background with a critical eye. Introduce an item of interest such as a plant, or some art. You want this area to be filled with your personality, but not showing anything too personal."
What to wear
"You can still be relaxed, pulled together and professional," says Corina Gaffey, stylist and fashion editor. "What we wear in a work setting - even if it's working from home - does matter.
"It will influence how other people treat us, and more importantly, how we feel about ourselves. Putting a little thought into how we dress every day not only has a positive impact on mood, but it has a major impact on success. It will help you focus, and in turn, boost productivity."
So, does this mean we can't be business on top with PJs on the bottom?
"No one expects you to be decked out in a stuffy suit. You should have zero time for discomfort. It's all about balance," says Corina.
"Everyday work dressing - in self-isolation or not - should be about comfort, professionalism and style all merged into one, so that should filter into your working-from-home wardrobe too."
Outside of her social media presence, where she has thousands of followers across YouTube, Instagram and TikTok, Krystal Mahon also has "a career within the corporate industry".
"Always keep it professional for work, with a crisp white shirt or a smart blazer thrown over a plain T-shirt. For family and friends, just be yourself," she says.
Hair and make-up
"I think we all need to look presentable," says Krystal. "However, that by no means translates to applying a full face of makeup. I think concealer, mascara and lipstick are a very underestimated trio."
"Basic grooming should apply," says Corina, "but if you're not one to deck yourself out in a full face of makeup for work, there's no point doing it for a video call.
"But remember that during a video call you'll be able to see yourself as well as your friends, so adding some colour via blush and a slick of lipstick will help you feel a little more alive on a screen."
Full-time blogger Shauna Doyle, who is an avid YouTuber and TikTokker, says it's important to be "practical and realistic" when we're at home.
"There's no chance I'll be getting into jeans or a dress anytime soon, it's more realistic for me to get into a tracksuit.
"However, if you are used to getting up and doing your hair and makeup and wearing more formal wear, stick to this."
Shauna has made the decision to have a "hair, makeup and glam detox" during her downtime. But she recommends "a loose translucent powder" to reduce shine on camera.
Know your lighting
"Getting your lighting right makes all the difference," says Tracy. "If you're going to be doing a lot of video calls I'd recommend investing in a decent LED ring light."
"Lighting is the most important of all," says Krystal. "Natural lighting is flattering for all complexions, so take complete advantage of it.
"For work video conferencing, I would recommend putting your laptop on a window sill and pulling up a chair.
"For video chatting with family and friends, I personally wouldn't mind about lighting as it's people within my inner circle."
Know your angles
Sick of seeing up people's noses? "I would suggest investing in a kit here," says Ciara. "There is a Pro Webcam which can sit on top of your laptop and give a better angle."
"Many integrated cameras aren't the best quality. Try to avoid looking down at the camera unless you want a double chin," advises Tracy.
"Generally speaking, my go-to angle is set at my own eye level," says Krystal. "I'm of the same opinion for a laptop camera or a smartphone camera."
"In this ever-changing landscape, getting up, getting dressed, and doing your makeup and hair like you would normally adds a little routine," says Corina. "And even if you're only heading as far as your sitting room, a routine will make you feel a little more 'normal' and radiate confidence."
Tracy advises avoiding slumping and sitting upright. "Be present - on some calls your camera will be visible at all times - so even if you're not talking, avoid looking at your phone or doing other things."
"There are a few ways to have fun with your family and friends on a video call. You can play 21 Questions, take online quizzes together or even play charades," says Krystal.
And it looks like video chatting is something we should get used to, says Ciara. "Remote working will become more normalised during this period. A huge amount of people who thought their jobs could not be done from home are now discovering they can be."
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