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Digital body language

Digital body language

Research shows that about 60% to 80% of our in-person communication is non-verbal, such as pacing, pauses, gestures, and tone. All these cues bring energy and an emotional touch to our message.

  • In the digital world, non-verbal language is expressed by punctuation and the use of emojis.
  • Other signals will include greetings - if you include a"Hello" or just jump in, and how you end your message.
  • In written exchanges, the timing of your response can cause anxiety. If you delay your answer, it may seem like a lack of interest.


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Zoom doom

Zoom doom

Video calls have their own problems.

  • In group calls, people could be asked to raise their hands before speaking or a moderator can ensure people stay on topic.
  • It is not advisable to multitask during these calls or to allow you...


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Trust and power

In all your interactions, remain conscious of two factors: trust and power.

  • A manager should consider whether their brevity is regarded as efficient or as a general lack of interest.
  • We should be careful to express our appreciation. A handshake or smile used to...


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Body Language

Most of us know that we should not frown or keep our arms crossed on a first date (or pick our nose, for that matter), but there are other things that help in non-verbal communication on a Zoom call:

  1. Lean forward by placing your elbow on your desk, showing that you are interested.

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