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Body Language, also known as non-verbal communication or kinesics, is a significant aspect of modern communications and relationships. While body language varies greatly depending upon the person and their culture, it can constitute as much as 50% or more of your message.
So much of what we present is more than just words; our body language, reactions and gestures are all crucial to building, strengthening and enhancing connections with others. Moreover, studies have shown that the average person is six times more likely to retain information that is presented to them when given oral and visual elements.
This should be a point of interest for any business that has chosen a conferencing service as an alternative to in-person meetings. Sure these technologies are cost-efficient, eliminate geographical limitations, and expand opportunities via real-time communications, but they also put us in danger of losing essential human connections by leaving us balancing upon Read More»
Japan’s developers and engineers are bringing conferencing to a whole new level
Audio and web conferencing services have made dramatic leaps and bounds from the time when they were first introduced on the market. What once began as a fickle, fly-by-night service has now become a reliable, cost-efficient, and effective alternative to meeting with colleagues, customers, and employees in person.
Recently, a research group at Osaka University (OU) announced that it is developing a robotic hand for “tele-handshaking.” But before you start picturing a cold, sterile robot hand akin to C-3PO, it’s important to note that the tele-handshake robot hand is designed to communicate a person’s body temperature, grip force, and texture/touch. According to preliminary trials, those three characteristics are the three most important aspects to a real human hand.
In fact, because the tests done by the OU research group showed the average person has the “preconceived idea that Read More»
- Get people talking- Typically, the first few minutes of an in-person conference are spent shaking hands and exchanging informal chitchat. This serves two purposes; it gets everyone acquainted with one another and it also helps participants feel more relaxed and comfortable collaborating. The same goes for your virtual conferences. Sure, you might not be able to physically shake hands with one another, but using that time for brief introductions and explaining each person’s role in the meeting will increase the level of participant engagement.Also, it’s a good idea to take time throughout your conference to reach out for feedback from your participants. This will allow you to adjust your presentation to best suit your audience.
- Test the service – In order to get the best return on your conferencing investment, it is imperative that everything work properly. Set aside a block of time prior to your meeting to