How to Avoid Miscommunication on Video Conferences


This post originally appeared at

As businesses lean more heavily on video conferencing, there’s often a disconnect between what is communicated and how it is communicated. Things can occur over the course of a face-to-face conversation that can compromise the entire dialogue.

While the communicator’s words and use of inflection are two of the more obvious things to pay attention to, often the old adage rings true: actions speak louder than words. (Click here to tweet this thought.)

Micro-expressions unnecessarily shift the focus away from what’s being said to what’s being hinted. The following are some of the finer things to look for in your next video conference so you can avoid all the inevitable awkward pauses.

Video Conference
  • IntrovertWhisperer
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • IntrovertsLead
  • DorothyTannahillMoran
  • Buffer
  • Gmail
  • Print Friendly
  • Yahoo Mail
  • Tumblr


What are some of your best survival tips for video conferencing? Share your tips in the comments!

Image: Melvin Gaal

Brought to you by Dorothy Tannahill-Moran – dedicated to unleash your professional potential.


Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share this post with your friends!