Virtual meetups can be an excellent way to keep communication open with potential clients, current clients, and team members.
Video conferencing adds an individualized approach to your meetings, and nonverbal cues can significantly change your clients’ interpretation of the conversation. When considering video conferencing with your clients, remember to always keep your audience in mind: Among individuals who have smart phones, 48% of Millennials prefer video chats over voice-only conversations, compared to only 19% of Boomers.*
Many platforms allow the host of the meeting to share their screen so presentations can still be made. Some platforms may also allow for text chat functionality along with video conferencing and/or audio-only conferencing. There are also several free apps which allow you to use video chat as a secondary function, such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Your clients may also have a preference for a particular video chatting platform. Offering them a choice can make them feel more at ease during your meeting.
*Kantar U.S. MONITOR Survey, 2019.