Tips for a Zoom Deposition
Check Your Internet Speeds
Zoom can work on speeds as low as 600Kbps, but they recommend a minimum of 1.5Mbps. You can check your internet speed on SpeedTest.net. It is important to make sure that you have a strong internet signal.
Use a Hardwired Connection
If possible, connect your computer to your router by ethernet cable to ensure a stronger connection. The stronger the connection the better. If you do not have a strong connection other particpants will not be able to see or hear you.
Always Run a Test
It is important that every particpant be able to connect mic and webcams and know how to mute and unmute themselves.
Use a Phone for the Best Audio
When participating remotely, please join by telephone or use an earpiece or headset for listening. It is best to mute your end of the line when you are not speaking to limit background noise such as paper rustling.
Please speak slowly
Speaking slowly helps the reporter in case of any technical difficulites and gives others a chance to unmute their phone to object.
Join by smartphone or tablet
If you do not have a computer with webcam, you can join with your smarphone or tablet.
Please do not use your phone to respond to emails for text messages if you are using it to particpate in a Zoom Meeting.
If you are using your phone for audio, other participants will be able to hear the click of the keys as you answer a text or email.
Maximaze smartphone/tablet's battery life
Keep device charged
Close unnecessary apps
Turn off notifications while the video conference is taking place
Having a stand for your smartphone or tablet will elimate a shaky picture.