Zoom Body Language for Real Estate Agents
Meeting virtually is our new reality. Talking with our clients, business partners, co-workers, and even friends often is done virtually. This creates a problem for people who are not used to talking to cameras. Considering that communication is more than just words—it includes nonverbal signs, like body language—it’s important to be aware and to pay attention to how we act in front of the camera.
Real estate agents are always on the call. Many have constant virtual communication aka Zoom meetings with their clients. That’s why it’s so important for you to know how to level up your nonverbal communication in order to achieve success.
Let’s get into it.
Why Is Body Language So Important?
Nonverbal signals are known for their ability to establish trust and understanding. Words can lie but body language, rarely. Our subconscious picks up nonverbal cues and translates them into feelings. Is this person trustful? Are they really listening with the aim of understanding? That’s why it’s so important to not only understand and interpret other people’s nonverbal communication but also master our own body language.
Virtual Meeting: Things You Need to Know
As experts suggest, in a face to face communication, we have 7 seconds to make the right impression. The way we enter the room, the way we shake hands, people pay attention to these details. But during the virtual meetings, these nonverbal cues that give us signals about the person aren’t that apparent.
There is the good, the bad and the ugly side of virtual meetings. It’s an efficient and safe communication method now. But also there it has its limitations, one of which is the limited space on a phone or a laptop screen.
It creates restricted space in which your clients and business partners can see you. Therefore it’s important to know how to use limited camera range effectively.
Set Up a Stage
We already mentioned that the camera catches just limited space. So it’s important to utilize it correctly. Don’t have your camera too close to your face. This will make it look as if people are talking to your head. Instead, place your camera far from you so people can see your complete gestures.
Smiling creates a sense a genuinity. It establishes trust amongst participants. That’s why it’s so important to utilize this nonverbal gesture.
It’s very common that we cross our arms, sometimes out of comfort, other times out of feeling insecure. As nonverbal communication experts suggest, crossing arms is often perceived as a sign of resistance. It doesn’t matter what your message is. What matters is how Zoom call participants will interpret it. So, make sure to uncross hands to be seen as genuine.
Maintain Eye Contact
Eye contact is a sign of:
So you see why maintaining eye contact is so important.