During a video call or interview, ideally you are looking at the person you are talking to whilst also looking down the lens of the camera.
Not only do you have a better connection with the person you are speaking to, because you are looking into their eyes, but recordings look better because you’re looking at the audience rather than down, which looks weird.
Laptops don’t allow for this without further kit.
Inspired by this Seth Godin article about looking and feeling better on Zoom calls, I created a version of his setup that can be easily dismantled and transported.
It works if you’re having a remote meeting somewhere different from a permanent office or desk, for example on a table that doubles as a dinner table, or whilst travelling.