Recently I started using Zoom as a meet and greet tool for new clients. I’m a talker, but I’m also visual so I like the face-to-face interaction. I can use my hands, gestures and facial expressions, and be more myself. Plus I feel like the conversation flows better and is more productive when you can see whom your talking to. So, I’m going to tell you a couple reasons why I like Zoom, and a few tips to use it to benefit your business.
Queue eye roll. I know it is the curse of the pajama workforce. It’s easy to just roll out of bed, brush your teeth, grab your coffee, sit down at your computer and not even think twice about the fact that you haven’t changed your clothes in 24 hours. Scheduling video chats in the morning forces me to change, do something with my hair other than a messy bun and maybe put a little makeup on. Plus, what do they say? When you look good, you feel good.
This was probably the biggest reason I started using Zoom. The ping-pong match of emails, back and forth, back and forth, it’s exhausting. Plus, many things get lost in text; tone, demeanor, language, etc. And have you ever tried looking for a specific email that was lost in a 20 long message string? Keyword search or no, it’s a waste of valuable time you could be spending on something else.
I love my job. I love working with people that are passionate about what they do. And I love learning about them and said passion. Speaking with someone face-to-face allows you to see what makes them light up, what they’re trying to accomplish through the design process, and ensures that you have similar personalities and work ethics. It’s easy to miss these important keys when you’re just communicating via email or convo.
Yes, the big one. Running a small business sometimes means running off of a small budget. I don’t know about you, but I’ll take a freebie anytime I can get it. Plus it’s free for your clients, so they don’t have to jump through any hoops, or input their credit card number just to get a free trial, only to have to cancel it a week later.
Zoom does offer paid plans if you have a team, but if you’re an individually run studio, or only have one or two VAs, then there is no reason to fork over the cash just yet.
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So that’s my roundup. Do you use any video conferencing tools for your coaching business? Has it helped? Do you have any additional tips for the heath and wellness community? Bring ‘em!