If you're going to be on a webcam, it's important to have the camera at an appropriate level. I like to put it just above my line of sight.
On days when I am going to be on my webcam while say, making the caramelized onions for Thanksgiving green beans, I need to set up the computer rig in the kitchen. Cookbooks help elevate things.
And then the onions make me cry. Oops--should have seen that one coming.
And then the connection isn't strong enough to get things running smoothly...
So I end up across the house where there's a direct plug to the interwebs...dashing back and forth to stir the onions occasionally.
(They were delicious.)