Virtual Connections

As the kids go back to school, or off to college this fall how to they make virtual connections, when in-person connections are normally hard enough?

The normal recommendations still apply, it is just…well, harder.

  • Talk to people.
  • Pay attention.
  • Listen to cues.
  • Find similarities.
  • Get online sooner.
  • Open your mind.
  • Find common ground.
  • Participate often.
  • Don’t let your introverted tendencies keep you from joining in.

That last one might have some of you saying, but hey, that’s not easy.

I know.

But, you are not alone. They are introverted, too.

So, it is uncomfortable for everyone…be uncomfortable together. Later, when you finally meet up in person, you can laugh about it.

  • Stop multi-tasking.
  • Share your camera.
  • Look them in the eye.
  • Really, really listen.
  • Trust in you.
  • You are amazing.
  • Smile, it’s at least a start.
  • Laugh when you want.
  • Try not to worry.
  • Don’t think too hard about it, just be your own amazing self.

When all you have are the virtual connections, being there and showing up are more important than ever.

~ Dawn aka Hat Girl

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