Audio is the most important aspect of your meeting or webinar. Below are some of our recommendations. We understand that it's not always possible to use a landline or have great bandwidth so we hope to set your expectation if these are not available. Choppy or garbled audio may occur if the following conditions are not met:
What can you do to prevent audio echo?
Tip 1: Check your equipment. How many mics do you have on? How many mics do you see below?
If you are experiencing Audio Echo in your meeting that you have confirmed is coming from your audio source, first check your Audio Settings under the More menu in the meeting application and ensure that the correct mic is chosen:
How many mics do you have?
If you said 1 - you will want to learn more about your computer peripherals for full control. There are 3 mics above. 1 on the laptop (built-in), 1 on the web cam (built-in) and the other is a stand alone mic. That is 3 places on your desk picking up your voice. Disable all but 1 mic.
Tip 2: Speakers are trouble! They produce Echo.
When you use a microphone on your desk, it picks up the sound from your speakers. We strongly recommend a headset. If you don't have a headset, to reduce the amount of echo, all attending need to move the microphone and speakers as far apart as possible or turn your speakers down until just audible.
Tip 3: How many people are on headsets and are in the same room with each other?
The headset mics will pick up sound in the room. If others are at their desks and are in the meeting as well, they will hear each other in their mics.
If you are unable to get your computer audio working properly, switch to telephone.