Background noise considerably affects our productivity and the quality of a video call. Luckily, we are all becoming experts on managing the mute button – but what if there was a different way? Read on to learn how background noise affects video call participants and how we can help eliminate the need for the mute button!
- Loss of Focus – Background noise is often uncontrollable and drastically impacts our conference calls. With millions of things going on in the background, paying attention to the discussion, answering questions, or expressing opinions becomes more challenging.
- Miscommunication – Poor audio quality and background noises can lead to miscommunication. This is especially noticeable during conferences with many call participants. It can be difficult to distinguish who is speaking and what they are saying.
- Fatigue – Some people get tired after conference calls because multitasking is mentally exhausting. When background noise overtakes the discussion, we have difficulty processing different pieces of information. A study conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows that the perception of noise impacts people’s mental performance.
- Memory and Learning Capabilities – Several studies demonstrate how our cognitive abilities are limited in the presence of noise. People tend to perform worse on memory-based tasks regardless of the noise source. Anything ranging from an airplane flying overhead to a dog barking can pose a distraction, even if it is only a temporary occurrence. This disrupts our learning process, making it difficult to remember topics discussed during conference calls.
Sounding Professional on Conference Calls
Even after removing all potential noise sources from your room, stay wary of sounds you’re creating during the call, such as keyboard typing, desk tapping, or playing with random things on your desk.
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