I know a lot of you are working from home this week. It probably involves a lot of videoconferencing, which might feel a little strange, since it’s probably a bit unfamiliar. I do a lot of videoconferencing, so here are three tips that might help.
1. Humans like movement. So move towards and away from the camera, and left and right. Not a lot, of course, or you will look like you are having muscle spasms, but a little movement never hurt anyone.
2. Humans want to feel like the other person is listening. So make eye contact. Staring at the little green light on your webcam might feel a little strange, so in the video is a tip that’ll help with that.
3. Ask simple questions to keep the audience awake and involved, and away from checking Facebook or email.
And most of all, keep it short. No one ever complained about getting out early.
About Matt Krause
Matt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank, and Reckitt Benckiser. He also walked across Turkey and wrote a book about it.