Most modern laptops come with a built-in webcam. It'll get you on camera, but the base models often produce grainy pictures and weak sound. As Stacy mentioned in the video, he uses an external HD webcam that produces a much higher video quality. To find a good deal, check out some online reviews, then head to bargain sites such as Techbargains.com, Slickdeals.net or Newegg.com. 2. Check your speed
If you want good video, you'll need a good Internet connection. If yours is spotty, you might freeze or disconnect in the middle of your interview. And if it's too slow, your picture quality will suffer. The popular video conferencing software Skype recommends an upload speed of 1.5Mbps and a download speed of 1.5Mbps for HD video chats. You can test your current speeds at a site such Speedtest.net. If your speed isn't up to snuff, consider finding a location with a better connection. 3. Find the right lighting
Have you ever had your picture taken only to wonder why you looked so washed out? The lighting was probably to blame. Lighting can mean the difference between looking fresh and perky or lifeless and faded.