Staying Connected with Family and Friends: with Chad Everett Harris

As stay-at-home orders swept the nation, and physical distancing mandates were set in place, user-friendly video conferencing applications took center stage. From Zoom to HouseParty and Facetime, video chatting has taken on a new cultural significance during social isolation, connecting friends and families driven apart by the pandemic.

As a serial entrepreneur, Chad Everett Harris has incorporated video chatting into every aspect of his business but has also found it to be the cornerstone of maintaining his relationships. Chad E. Harris views video conferencing as a blessing in times of social isolation and thinks the possibilities are endless when it comes to what we can do together online.


Mental Health Benefits

Whether you are using FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, Zoom, Skype, or Google Duo, there are dozens of ways to spend quality time with your loved ones. For those who already have Facebook, Facebook Messenger can accommodate up to 50 people in a group, and requires no downloads. If you’re looking to engage in an activity, Chad Harris has a couple of suggestions to maintain some semblance of normalcy.

Reconnecting with Loved Ones

Chad Everett Harris’ favorite video chatting activity is a skillshare. Whether it is baking, crocheting, painting, or dancing, you and your loved ones can use your screen time to showcase useful skills, talents, and hobbies. Try baking a recipe or painting a picture together. Chad explains that you will be surprised at how fun, engaging, and connected doing activities like this will make you feel. As difficult as things may seem, Chad E. Harris is excited by all of the ways we can stay connected even though we are apart.

Serial Entrepreneur for over 30 years | New Orleans | Metairie

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