Video calls are a great way to stay in touch with friends and family, but they can also be a great way to keep in touch with coworkers or clients. However, there is one thing that can make or break a video call: the conversation. If you’re struggling to keep the conversation going, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! In this blog post, we will discuss some tips and tricks that will help you keep the conversation going on your next video call!
Start by Introducing Yourself
The first thing you should do when starting a video call is introduce yourself. This will help the other person on the call get to know you and it will also help to set the tone for the conversation. If you’re talking to a coworker or client, be sure to mention your role within the company or organization.
Be Mindful of Your Body Language
One of the biggest mistakes people make during video calls is not being mindful of their body language. Be sure to sit up straight and avoid slouching, as this will make you look unprofessional. Also, be aware of your facial expressions and try to keep them positive. For example, if you’re smiling at someone on the video call it will make them feel more comfortable. Avoid crossing your arms or legs as this can be seen as defensive behavior by some people and they may think that you are not interested in what they have to say!
Ask Questions About Themselves
When video calling with a coworker or client, try asking them questions about themselves. This will help to build rapport and it shows that you care about what they have to say. If you’re video calling with a friend, ask them how their week has been going!
Be Mindful of the Background Noise on Your End
If there is background noise coming from your end of the video call, it can be very distracting for the other person. Try to video call from a quiet room or turn off any music that may be playing in order to avoid this problem!
End on a Positive Note
When video calling with someone, you want to make sure that they feel like their time was well spent. Be sure to end the video call on a positive note by thanking them for their time and asking if there’s anything else you can do (or answer) before ending it.
Lastly, don’t forget to say goodbye! This will help ensure that everyone feels good about how things went during your video call.