Adding Verbal and Non-Verbal Communications Capacity in Virtual Contexts

Working virtually can put the squeeze on our full range of verbal and nonverbal communication skills. This is a given with it comes to nonverbal. When we’re in the same physical space together, the success of our communication effort is mightily influenced by our nonverbal, visual, actions. Where is body language, and tone of voice, in a tweet or Facebook post? Fortunately, there are virtual ways to add back some of our lost communications capacity, both verbal and nonverbal.



What other approaches, verbal and/or non-verbal, do you use to augment your virtual communications capacity?

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Ben Ziegler

Ben Ziegler is a freelance conflict management and collaboration consultant, specializing in virtual facilitation.  His home base is Victoria, on Canada’s west coast.  In a conflict management capacity, he works as a mediator, and mentor of mediators, an online mediator of business and community disputes, serve as a consultant on… MORE >

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