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7 tips to improve online presentations virtual meetings Oct 13, 2021

I just saw some frightening statistics about online meetings. Video conferencing increased by more than 500% last year. We spend on average 10 hours a week in virtual meetings. And 90% of people are multi-tasking while they’re online.

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Why our brains struggle with virtual meetings virtual meetings Aug 16, 2020

One of the big drawbacks about communicating in the virtual world is the lack of feedback. In particular, the screeen-to-screen format neutralizes our ability to pick up the cues and clues of body language we depend on in face-to-face encounters.

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Speaking styles need to change in virtual world virtual meetings Aug 16, 2020

I’m just putting the finishing touches to my new online presentations skills course, The Virtual Speaker.

As I’ve been researching and creating the four lessons in The Virtual Speaker, it’s been interesting to see just how much...

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Virtual meetings fail without real connections virtual meetings zoom Jul 13, 2020

We had two conversations with executives in the last few days, one in the UK, one in Canada. Different characters, different businesses - but both complained about the same thing: Zoom fatigue.

Both said they routinely would have five or six...

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Webcam Tip #5 - All about lighting virtual meetings webcams Jul 13, 2020

So far, in this series of short video tips about how to look good when using a video conferencing app, we've looked at how to set up the computer, how to avoid distracting backgrounds, where to look and what to wear. Today, for the fifth in...

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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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