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Webcam Tip #3 webcams May 13, 2020

I've been sharing a series of short video tips on how to look good when you are using Zoom or any of the other video-conferencing apps. The first tip was about how to change your computer position to give a more flattering picture of you. (If...

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Why nation’s Covid-19 message fails its people messaging May 13, 2020

It’s surely no coincidence that two of the governments having most difficulty bringing Covid-19 infections under control are governments with disastrous communications strategies.

Both the UK and the US governments were slow off the mark,...

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Are people seeing a different 'you' because of Covid? May 12, 2020

We have Covid hair, Covid nails, Covid beards. We have Covid houses, prone to be messy as the weeks of lockdown tick by and homes turn into offices and classrooms and gyms.

Many of us work from home now, if we’re lucky enough to still have...

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Creativity blossoms amid Covid crisis creativity May 12, 2020

Creativity is a silver lining during this dreadful pandemic.

Just look at the impromptu musical performances from balconies in Italy and France, or the speed with which virtual concerts were put together to support front line workers, or the...

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Hope is not a strategy: time to plan for new 'normal' business models crisis May 11, 2020

How are you adapting your business life to Covid-19? Are you thriving? Or surviving?

Life in lockdown is giving us all time to think. As you plan how your business model will look, post-Covid, I want to share some ideas from a recent Zoom meeting...

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Are you as safe as you could be in your virtual world? cybersecurity virtual meetings May 01, 2020

Just a few months ago, as we said farewell to 2019, no-one had any idea we were in for such turmoil, both personal and professional. No-one foresaw the shift to WFM - working-from-home - that the Covid-19 pandemic would cause.

As infections...

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Lessons for all from Canada’s first virtual Parliament virtual meetings webcams Apr 29, 2020

They sat in their kitchens, in their living rooms, in their offices. They sat in front of provincial flags, or Canadian flags, or a loaded bookcase, or an empty bookcase, or a stone fireplace, or a glorious picture of a mass of multi-coloured...

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Try the 'bird's tail' on your next virtual meeting virtual meetings Apr 29, 2020

We’re really happy to share a quick tip for leading virtual meetings that we saw on LinkedIn recently.

This tip will appeal to anyone who is keen to maintain eye contact with remote participants, but needs to refer to notes to avoid straying...

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Guidelines for virtual meetings virtual meetings zoom Apr 29, 2020

Remember the pre-pandemic days when you spent most of your time attending meeting after meeting after meeting?

How often did you complain those meetings were a waste of time or kept you from getting any work done?

Well, meetings have not gone...

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Webcam Tip # 2 Apr 29, 2020

Last week I shared the first of a series of short video tips on how to look good when you are using Zoom or any of the other video-conferencing apps. That first tip was about how to change your computer position to give a more flattering...

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Speakers need to adjust to a ‘hybrid’ future covid meetings Apr 26, 2020

If you are a trainer, facilitator, speaker or event organizer you would have loved an event I had the good fortune to MC last week.

The bottom line, according to Kristin Arnold, one of the guest speakers, was that the speaking and presentations...

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Webcam Tip #1 Apr 14, 2020

Halina St James, founder of Podium Coaching and creator of the Presentations Masterclass training program, launches the first of a series of short video tips to help you thrive in our new Covid-19 world of working from home and communicating...

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