How to Make Yourself Interesting in Video Chat

Many people who do video chatting with random people on a regular basis feel that meeting new people becomes less exciting with time. You exchange same questions and even know what they are going to reply sometimes. However, it is not like video chatting became boring, it did – but just for you. You have to consider changing something in the way you look, talk, or present yourself. There is a number of ways you can become interesting to random people in video chats and diversify your online communication. Here are some suggestions:

  • Change the way you present yourself

Saying hi to the person staring right at you from the screen is a good way to start a conversation but there surely are more creative ways. For example, why not try showing up as a romantic guitar player, or a funny hero comics lover? The more original and interesting you are based on the first-second impression, the more likely a person is to stay on and keep talking to you.

  • Be funny

Being funny does not mean doing some weird things to your face or preparing whole stand-up shows to your viewers. A good joke or a funny story from life is the right thing to share. Making another person smile or even laugh will definitely set the conversation to the positive tune and you both will feel more relaxed.

  • Do not look numb
  • Some people in video chats look so indifferent and disinterested that it makes you wondering what they are even doing there. Probably, they are just in a bad mood and seek comfort but such an approach will doubtefully help them find any. Your task is to show you are ready to talk and have fun – after all, that is what people come to video chats for.
  • Ask interesting questions

To people who are regular video chat visitors, the “How are you” question sounds like a broken radio. Try asking something different instead – Who is your favourite superhero? What was your worst date? Think out of the box and you are sure to spark interest for yourself in others.

  • Be present

Do not distract and do not try doing three things simultaneously. Do not turn your head from camera to talk to someone outside of camera. When talking with a stranger in video chat, focus your attention on this person, show you are genuinely interested (if you are, of course).    

Do Not Try To Hard

A counter advice is not to overdo with trying to make someone interested. A person may think you are showing off or, in the worst case scenario, just crazy. Behave and look naturally and you will see that people are interested in you because you are an interesting person.

Video Chatting Advice for Newbies

It is difficult to imagine a person who has never been video chatting with other people online. If you are one of video chat newbies, there is nothing to worry about. Probably, you have previously talked to distant relatives or acquaintances via cam but never to random people, right? Here are some tips as to how to look good on camera and make the random person in video chat like you!

  • Clothes and makeup

The way you look is surely a big deal when making the first impression. Just wear something that is not too bright, too sexy, or too weird. Same goes for make-up if you are a girl. Sticking to the golden middle is a way to go especially when you meet people for the first time.

  • Arrange the background

If you are sitting in your room, make sure it is not messy. Clean up at least the area that cam covers.

  • Focus on the conversation

People do not like it when someone they talk to constantly distracts on someone or something else. So, be alone in the room and put other things aside – you can finish scrolling Facebook feed or replying to messages later.

  • Do not look at yourself

When talking to someone in video chat, it is not necessary to constantly check the way you look. Some people, especially girls, can barely remember people they talk to because they stare at their own image the majority of time. Instead, it would be cool if you looked directly into the camera from time to time. This way, the person you talk to will see you looking them in the eyes, which feels like a real conversation indeed.

  • Look natural

Probably, the best way to look on cam is to forget about that you are on video call. Concentrate on the conversation and better think of ways to make yourself interesting to another person. Make it look like there is no screens between the two of you are you are sure enough to catch the attention.

More Things To Consider

While trying hard making friends in video chat, do not forget about basic security measures to protect yourself from unpleasant occurrences. Very often, people take fake feelings and love confessions of video chat friends seriously and become victims of fraud. To be on the safe side, do not do the following:

  • Reveal personal information about yourself (phone number, email, address, etc.).
  • Trust people who are asking too many questions.
  • Follow links shared by strangers.
  • Use unchecked or unreputable chats.

    Once you understand the way video chatting works, you will feel confident about talking to completely random people. Video chatting with dozens of people while actually being alone at home is a great way out when you feel lonely or bored. Still, basic security tips are important to remember if you want to protect yourself and your family from unwanted intrusion into your personal life. With all the niceties kept in mind, you are all set up to meeting new people from all over the world with the help of video chats.