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Acing virtual communication has become critical – whether it’s for an interview, team meeting or sales pitch.
Virtual communication has become key to businesses in today’s special times. With most communication happening online – audio or video – it is important to modify our communication styles to suit this situation.
Some of the important areas where effective virtual communication is critical are:
A few common things that apply to most virtual situations are:
Let’s now look at tips for specific scenarios where you need to ace virtual communication.
Interviews are stress inducing as it is. But having to do it online can only add to the awkwardness.
Here are a few tips you can use to help you put your best foot forward online:
Team meetings might or might not be on video.
If your team prefers video, remember the pointers I mentioned earlier about running a tech check and getting the camera right.
I will jump straight into tips for effective communication:
As a speaker, it’s your job to hold their attention – rendered more difficult in a virtual situation
Whether you are prospecting or talking to existing clients, making a great impact in a sales call is not optional.
Sales calls as it is need a lot of preparation. The good news is most of the things you’d do for a real call apply on phone/video call too. You need to bring in the same presence – if not more – on a virtual call too.
A few key things that will make a huge difference on a virtual sales calls are:
In every virtual situation, cross check if you were understood and only then move on.
In the times we live in, virtual communication has become the default method of doing business. The better we are at it, the more more effective we can be in our communication.
First published at author’s blog
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