For remote depositions, it’s crucial that the sound is clear. You will want to make sure that you can hear everyone clearly, and that they can hear you as well.
Make sure you have a good, reliable internet connection. If possible, try hard-wiring your computer with an Ethernet cable. Having a wired connection creates a faster, more stable connection. However, wi-fi is still acceptable. If your wi-fi is poor, try repositioning your router, or move your workspace closer to it. Close any browser windows you don’t need open. These could slow down your internet speed, using needed bandwidth.
Keep your mic away from your speakers, to prevent any audio feedback.
Make sure you are in a quiet room. Keep your microphone muted when you are not speaking, and then simply unmute yourself when you would like to speak. This will eliminate background noises and distractions.
Try using headphones for audio. If you have the gamer headphone and mic combo, that would work great for a good audio connection.
If you are having any problems with sound, we highly recommend calling into the DepoRemote™ meeting by phone. You can still keep your video up on the computer screen, but you’ll want to mute your speakers and your microphone, if you are using your phone for audio. If you hear an echo, that means you still need to mute your computer. For each DepoRemote™ conference, I always provide the participants with call-in instructions, in case they would like to use their phone for sound.
If you are using a cellphone, make sure you have good service and a strong signal. If you are experiencing bad cell service, enable Wi-Fi calling. Disable all incoming calls and notifications, or put your phone in airplane mode.
We have DepoRemote™ Technicians available to assist you with your remote depositions. A technician can attend the video conference, and be available through the whole deposition, to assist you with exhibits, breakout rooms, and anything else you may need help with. Contact our office for more details about scheduling a Technician.
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