What is digital body language?

  I'm interested in how people communicate and connect when they aren't face to face or even communicating in real time, perhaps through an asynchronous forum or community such as Slack or Yammer. Lori Niles-Hoffman, Chief Learning Officer at Fuse Universal, has experienced "the seismic shift from classroom to digital" in her career and this... Continue Reading →

Face to face communication and the virtual classroom

This blog post details research about how our brains react to different types of communication and what this means for how we design and deliver virtual classroom training sessions. Through examining research that highlights the special nature and importance of face to face communication I make recommendations on how to achieve something similar in the... Continue Reading →

Reading mood and tone of text

Further from my blog about personality in text communication, I'm digging in deeper to the idea of being able to read the digital, or virtual, body language of someone without seeing them face to face. In that last blog post, I shared about someone "knowing me" over instant messaging communication. A CBS News article highlights... Continue Reading →

Text personality

"Face to face is the only way to communicate." "You can't pick up on tone of voice or body language if you aren't in the same place." "Remote communications lack so much." I hear this a lot of the time from people who don't work remotely all that much, or communicate a lot with people... Continue Reading →

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