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80 snazzy Zoom backgrounds from Canva to download for FREE

We can't promise it'll make your meetings more exciting (that part really is up to you) but with a quick brush of the hair, change of t-shirt and one of these classy Zoom backgrounds from Canva, at least you'll look like you've got your stuff together 

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Did you see the story this week about the Spanish journalist caught having affair after a topless woman strolled down his hallway while he was on a Zoom interview?

Yikes!

These are challenging times, friends. So let’s chalk that up as a lesson to take a quick roll call after doing the obligatory pre-Zoom meeting tidy around the house.

Because – let’s face it – while it’s obviously important that your colleagues and regular clients check in regularly, not everyone has a house worthy of a photo shoot!

(Although if you were interested in sprucing up your space, these 9 tips from the Retreat Stylist got lots of attention.)

Cue the clever people at Canva who have launched a free Zoom background creator. According to Canva: “The creator allows users to create custom backgrounds to give video calls a unique twist — while avoiding potential embarrassment from messy rooms or ‘Zoombombing.'”

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Millions of images, illustrations and icons to choose from, users can make a background that reflects your personality in minutes
  • Agenda lists and even infographics can be added to backgrounds for a more practical use-cas
  • 80-designer made templates to start from, with more to come
  • No design experience needed. Canva has taken care of the hard work and added plenty of corporate and fun Zoom backgrounds to suit your needs

In other words, goodbye Lego-strewn living rooms and gormless bedroom walls, hello soothing natural landscapes and edgy art installations.

As they say, change is as good as holiday…

View more information about Canva visit their website here, or take a look at this  video. 

 

Lucy Kippist

is an experienced Australian editor with experience in writing, podcasting radio and television, with previous senior editorial roles at News Corp news.com.au, Kidspot and Kinderling Kids Radio. In her current role as editor of Flying Solo, Australia's #1 website for solo business owners she is pursuing her passion for women in the small business space. Connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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