When the quarantine was initially declared, rumor has it that introverts throughout the globe let out a collective sigh of relief that could be heard from space. You got to work from the comfort of your couch, with your pet by your side, wearing nothing but sweatpants and an old t-shirt. No more stressful meetings, presentations, or direct connection with clients — instead, you got to work from the comfort of your couch, with your pet by your side. Unfortunately, the comfort was short-lived, as many businesses quickly began having meetings through Zoom, giving you a new set of concerns. And one of them is making sure your backdrop doesn’t make you seem to be living in a cave.
Gretchen Goldman, a scientist, recently published a comical snapshot of what people on her Zoom call see compared to how the rest of her room appears, and it soon went viral, garnering over 300,000 likes. More individuals commented on their images, illustrating how their Zoom meeting backdrops genuinely appear. Your suit jacket and short combination suddenly didn’t seem that usual.
See the humorous photographs illustrating how people’s Zoom meeting backdrops appear in the gallery below!