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Making Eye Contact With Your Webcam

Making eye contact is critical when you’re utilizing your camera. Guy Kawasaki was sharing how he places his web camera on a tripod in front of his monitor so that it’s a more comfortable conversation when he’s speaking with people on hangouts. Scott Atwood of Google chimed in and pointed out a terrific little device to make things much easier.

SeeEye2Eye is a periscope-like device that you can mount on your laptop or desktop monitor that redirects your camera’s vision from the top of the screen to where you are looking. Whether you’re running a teleprompter application or talking on video, you simply position the window within the boundaries of the device.

Now you can record videos or hold video sessions where you’re making eye contact with your audience!

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Douglas Karr is the founder of The Marketing Technology Blog. Doug is the CMO of CircuPress and CEO of DK New Media, an agency specializing in assisting marketing technology companies with their inbound marketing - leveraging social media, blogging, search engine optimization, pay per click and public relations. Their clients include Angie's List, GoDaddy, Mindjet and many more. Douglas is also the author of Corporate Blogging for Dummies.

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  1. “SeeEye2Eye … redirects your camera’s vision from the top of the screen to where you are looking.”

    Actually, it looks as if it mirrors the video image of the person with whom you’re video-communicating and presents the mirror view in front of your own cam. So as you look at the mirrored image, your gaze is more on target toward your cam. Unless I’m misunderstanding things. :-)

  2. My company makes spokesperson video (http://www.liveonpage.com). The 6 years we’ve been doing this, we are about the only company that tells clients to use half-body presentations. The reason is the eye-contact that is made. We find that the conversion rates, watch times and bounce rates all reflect that eye-contact makes the difference. The full-body is basically a gimmick. The only time we see a head to toe shot is when someone is across the room, and therefore we ignore them.

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