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Top 10 Must Know Body Language Tips for Video Conferencing


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Title: Top 10 Must Know Body Language Tips for Video Conferencing

Video conferencing means to conduct a conference
between two or more participants in different
areas by using computer networks to transmit
audio and video data. It is a technology used in
modern offices to enhance communication because
its cost effective and time-efficient.
Furthermore, it improves communication between
participants through facial and body language,
an important component in understanding one
To fully take advantage of video conferencing,
you need to know how ezTalks works and basic
knowledge for body language, which helps you send
correct message that you intend to send and
ensures the conference a success. Here are the 10
most important body languages tips for your
reference while videoconferencing. 1. Avoid
Crossing of Arms A study done by Allan and
Barbara Pease showed that, a person remembers
thirty eight percent of what they hear when
their hands are not crossed compared to when the
arms are crossed. This is an important tip to
consider because a crossed arm can be
interpreted to mean a crossed mind and that you
are not paying attention to what is being
  • Lean your back in slightly
  • In most cases, sitting back in your chair may
    look okay, but if you do that in a video
    conferencing, it will send the message that you
    are not interested in what the speaker is
    presenting. Lean back but not completely in an
    intentional way.
  • Relax
  • When you are tensed during a video conference,
    this can show and it can be interpreted as a
    sign of aggression and violence. Passing this
    kind of message can surely affect the outcome of
    your meeting agenda. Make sure the body parts
    visible to the video conference are relaxed so
    as not to convey the wrong message.
  • Take up Space
  • Taking up space in a good manner, builds up
    confidence and passes the intended message. Wear
    spacious clothes and position yourself close to
    the camera so that you can be seen clearly.
    However, avoid being too close to the camera
    because this can mean that you are aggressive.
    It is important to make the participants feel
    open to their views without feeling any form of
  • If you cannot avoid being tensed

The only part of the body not visible to the
camera is your back. If you have tension, you
can still look confident by stiffening and
straightening your back to avoid sending an
aggression message. 6. Maintain Eye
Contact Eye contact assures the speaker that you
are paying attention as well as understanding
what they are saying. To achieve this in a video
conferencing, look at the camera instead of the
screen and alternate by looking at the screen
from time to time to prevent the speaker from
thinking that you are staring. For the speaker,
it is good to match the motion of your eyes with
what you are saying so as to show that you are
7. Be Attentive Avoid multitasking by either
checking your phone or watch or looking around in
the office by tilting your head, but remain
focused on the discussion or presentation. You do
not want the speaker to feel that you are not
interested in what they are saying.
  • Striking Power Poses
  • Some types of body posture have been confirmed by
    some researchers at the Harvard and Colombia
    Business Schools to improve the confidence level
    by increasing the level of testosterone hormone
    that is linked to power and dominance and
    reducing cortisol, a hormone associated with
    stress. When sitting, you can put your feet flat
    on the floor and your arms away from your body
    by placing them wide apart on the table or behind
    you head when leaning.
  • Use both hands
  • To improve your speech, use both hands to make
    people agree with whatever you are saying. Brain
    imaging has shown that, the area associated with
    speech called Broca's area becomes more active
    when we wave our hands during speech. Gesturing
    with the hand powers up our thinking and hence
    improves the speech.
  • Mirror Expressions and Posture
  • Mimicking the speakers behavior and tonal
    variation, makes the speaker feel accepted and
    understood. The mimic behavior builds up rapport
    and feelings of mutuality between you and the
  • Research has shown that five percent of
    communication is exchanged through body
    language. It is therefore important to learn the
    tips which are available at ezTalks Resource,
    where you can also learn anything about video
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