How to Make Virtual Meetings Feel More Real | Christine vs. Work 2022

June 5, 2022



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Even though we canโ€™t be physically together during the pandemic, is it possible to communicate more effectively through the grid like haze of video chats and virtual meetings?

We talked to body language and presence expert Rachel Cossar about the value of virtual presence and how it dramatically improves every conversation.

Most of us know the basics of setting up the webcam, looking presentable, and using video-chat software. But what can we do to connect more authentically? Cossar explains that thereโ€™s more to virtual communication than just talking and seeing each otherโ€™s faces. Virtual presence is about bringing intention, focus, and your whole self to the conversation.

Simple ways you can improve your virtual presence:
1. Turn off your selfie cam during video calls to eliminate the biggest distraction.
2. Make sure your camera is at eye level and youโ€™re sitting 30โ€-36โ€ from the lens for the most natural effect.
3. Practice physical anchoring exercises (grounding, breathing, and stretching) before a meeting to reset and refresh your mind and body.

Learn more about Rachel Cossar: https://choreographyforbusiness.com

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22 Comments
  1. And of course, Americans again forget that the entire world doesn't use feet for measurement. 3 feet is how many meters?? American arrogance irritates…

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  3. How to improve your body language on a video call: โ€œTurn off the mirror camโ€ which is actually the only way how to observe your body language on a video call. What a load of rubbish! Jfc

  4. Than you so much Chritine for these gems! I would love to know the tips on salary negotiation, the general rules, but also what you can do to get good raise.

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    Achieving Excellence - Level Up Your Life June 5, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    Physical anchoring is a good tip because it is easy to underestimate how long we sit, almost in the same position, when in back-to-back meetings.

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  7. Hi, First I like your videos it's really amazing and outstanding videos, it's helping me a lot. second, could you please talk about "how could I build up my career path?" or in other words "How could I create a personal development plan?"
    I really appreciate your effort thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. You are hilarious!

  9. ACTUALLY IT IS GREAT TO SEE CHRISTINE LIU'S VIDEOS, SO THANKFUL, GRATEFUL

  10. I'm watching this in Jan-2021, and it's really interesting to observe that I've just reached the conclusion that, 'yeah I need to make the most out of virtual meetings and maximize the feeling of being connected'

    And here is this video, which came out roughly half a month after my college shut down due to the pandemic.
    Very good on you guys for being forward thinking (at least, in relation to me lol) and sharing this ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Oh man schon wieder ein video in Deutsch angekukt gar kein bock

  12. I think it is funny the trainer saying to put the camera at eye level while herself does not follow her own advice! She is looking down on us!

  13. Awesome tips thank you!

  14. Great information! I plan to share it. Thank you

  15. Do you have any virtual-meeting-specific anchoring exercise videos?

  16. Reply
    Jayne Latz - Communication Trainer June 5, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    Always great to hear what other experts have to say on this topic. I love the topic of communicating on the virtual platform. All valuable information for the new "hybrid era."

  17. Reply
    Sharon Spaziani, Lmt, NCPT June 5, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    this was just what I was looking for, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Reply
    Jaswanth Padigala June 5, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    What do you mean by: "Turn off your selfie cam during video calls to eliminate the biggest distraction."? When you are on a laptop there is ideally only one camera.

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    Oleksandra Popova June 5, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    To be honest, the tips are not sensational. Stretching and keeping camera at eye level, allowing people to see you – those are pretty much common sense.
    But ! It was still interesting to explore the thought of presence in virtual meetings.

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