I presented at a large Zoom gathering recently. Those of us who had a role in the gathering arrived 15 minutes early so the tech coordinator could check our microphones and our “sight lines” – meaning viewers wouldn’t be looking up our noses and at our ceilings because our cameras were positioned at the height of our eyes.
Like many of us, a lot of my life is spent communicating through that little virtual box on Zoom.
I’m not complaining. I’m IMMENSELY grateful for the technology which connects us. I love that I can so easily connect with friends and clients and have engaging interactions.
I recently noticed that I wave to the person or group as I say good-bye at the end of my Zoom calls. Do you do this too?
I came across an article that says it’s a THING. Even though we don’t usually wave when we depart an in-person meeting, many of us are adding an extra gesture such as a wave, blowing kisses, or “Namaste” hands in front of the chest.
The experts say there are several factors at play:
“The Zoom wave provides a social connection at a time when many of us are missing those. It also sends a clear, yet polite, signal that the meeting is over, as opposed to just clicking away. It creates not only a sense of closure and alignment but is also, for some, a signal of respect and acknowledgment: valuing others for their time, their engagement with us. …
It also replaces traditional nonverbal cues that happen in a meeting when people are about to leave, such as shuffling papers, reaching for your phone or breaking eye contact. We are reinforcing our messages with more explicit signals, like hand-waving, because traditional body language signals are invisible or much more difficult to read on a thumbnail on a screen.” – NBC News, 5/16/21
Most of my coaching sessions happen virtually these days. I treat these sessions as sacred times, with a brief ritual of preparation and opening before I even click onto Zoom, and also (after the wave at the end) do a little closing thank you ritual of closure. It’s as if we have met together physically.
Some people hesitate to book virtual sessions with me because they don’t think it’s as effective as in-person sessions. However, virtual coaching and energy clearing has been amazingly potent. I’ve been blown away by the shifts my clients have made by being in a container of support with me virtually.
I can see and hear my clients and tune into their energy just as easily as if we were sitting in the same room.
Having distance coaching or energy clearing can be a new experience for many people. If you’ve had the thought that it’s time to book a session, I invite you to tune into your internal guidance to explore the possibility of stepping into my container of support.
A great first step is to join me for a Heart and Soul Strategy Session.
Let’s keep the conversation going
Do you wave when you’re signing off from a video call? What do you like or not like about Zoom calls? Share in the comments – I’d love to hear!
I’m Manda Stack, Intuitive Coach and Energy Clearing Specialist. I’ve dedicated my life to helping people get calm, clear, and connected so that they can make empowered decisions to live with joy, confidence, and freedom. My signature services include intuitive coaching and personal energy clearing sessions, which are done virtually through Zoom sessions. Click here for more information.
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