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11 Tips for Remote Meetings

11 Tips for More Effective, Less Annoying Remote Meetings

OK, Zoomer. These are for you.

By Charity Ferreira

You’re sharing space with kids, pets, partners, housemates. You’re joining work meetings, maybe from your phone, wearing your pajama pants, and possibly contorted into whatever corner of your bedroom, kitchen or front porch has the best Wi-Fi connection. You’re using the same platform to meet with your colleagues that you use to attend concerts, happy hours and toddler birthday parties. When it comes to remote meetings in the age of COVID-19, the boundaries are blurred. And for now, that’s OK.READ MORE

Communicating and Leading Virtually

Quick Thinks: Communicating and Leading Virtually

“Leading successful meetings remotely and being a strong speaker on-screen require specific skills. Communicating effectively has to do with your presence, ability to leverage tools, and your audience engagement. In this Quick Thinks podcast episode you’ll learn best practices for becoming a more effective and engaging online communicator.” READ MORE

Monologue to Dialogue

From Monologue to Dialogue: How to Handle a Skeptical Audience

Transitioning from monolog to dialog can be tricky, especially when your audience sends challenging objections your way. In the latest episode of Think Fast Talk Smart, we discuss techniques to help you confidently and empathetically respond to skepticism without sounding defensive, evasive, or dismissive. READ MORE

Meaningful Meetings

Ten Simple Rules for Meaningful Meetings

I am thrilled to have been part of a team looking into how to make meetings better. Here is a publication that reviews the meeting science literature and identifies 10 things you can do to take meetings from suckiness to success.READ MORE

8 Life Lessons You Can Learn from Improv

8 Life Lessons You Can Learn from Improv (Without Ever Stepping into a Class)

Improvisation is a great way to learn skills that help you become a more confident communicator. I am excited to share the article below that lists powerful and practical lessons taught by improv. Many of the folks in this article are colleagues and friends. They also write, podcast and teach about improv and communication. I encourage you to learn from them. READ MORE

Sleep Your Way to Less Anxious Presenting

“The minute anyone’s getting anxious I say, ‘You must eat and you must sleep.’ They’re the two vital elements for a healthy life.” — Actress Francesca Annis

Getting a good night sleep may be the easiest way to help your public speaking. READ MORE