Video calls are becoming more prevalent, making the value of time even more important.
Now that a lot of us are working from home, we are becoming more accustomed to video calls and communicating on video.
However, we still have to keep in mind the correlation between time, value and satisfaction when in these video calls. In order to effectively communicate on video, remember – impressions are still being made.
Video chats eliminate a lot of factors that usually keep us engaged during a conversation. With this limited time and opportunity to get your message across, it’s important now more than ever to be mindful of how you are communicating on video.
Keep these points in mind:
1.The first few minutes will set the stage of the meeting
Get your message across in the beginning. | The person you are speaking with will be engaged immediately, which sets the tone for the rest of the discussion.
2.Your energy can increase people’s engagement
If you’re excited about the topic, most likely they will be too. | Appearing dull can make it seem like you don’t enjoy what you are talking about.
Energy on video is the key to keeping your audience engaged.
3.Asking questions can keep other engaged
Sprinkle a few questions during the conversation to show you are listening and want to know more. | This will perk up the other person’s ears.
4.Avoid rambling – be clear and succinct
As mentioned above, video calls give us a limited amount of time to express our thoughts. Make every minute count.
In the end, it is your responsibility to provide a valuable and worthwhile experience, no matter what the discussion is about. Keep in mind the other person’s time and use this window of opportunity to effectively get your point across.
To listen to our CEO & Founder, Jessica Chen’s, thoughts on this topic, check out our Youtube video.
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