This is an unprecedented time, and virtually everyone across the globe has been impacted by the pandemic and its subsequent economic impact. You have likely experienced this in your life as well, and you may now be doing significant portions of your job online. If you have to interact with people as part of your job and you’re now doing that online or through Zoom, how you can still implement the personal touch into what you do?
People naturally want to connect with others, and this is especially difficult in this time. You may find yourself struggling with making connections with others through a computer screen, but there are a few things you can do to make these types of interactions more personal and better for all involved. If you want more of a personal touch in your daily work, you may want to consider the following tips:
• Before you jump into the business at hand, start by having a personal conversation.
• Ask about family, kids and other things going on. Many people are more separated and isolated during these times, and it is nice when someone cares what is going on in their lives.
• Put a picture of your family, pets or loved ones on your desk or workspace, offering a personal glimpse into your own life.
• Consider your audience, and prepare for your online meetings like you would for any sales presentation or face-to-face meeting.
• Eliminate distractions and keep looking into the camera, even if that is uncomfortable for you. Maintain eye contact just like you would for an in-person conversation.
These are only a few ways you can make your online calls better for all involved. What works best for you will depend on the type of work you do and the purpose of your meetings. Think about how you can implement the personal touch into your work on a daily basis, even if you are working remotely for the foreseeable future.
By Meagan Kerlin for Vertu Marketing LLC