Let’s face it: looking directly into the camera when you’re speaking on video calls is AWKWARD and UNNATURAL.   If you find yourself wondering where to look, especially when there are multiple people on the screen, you’re not alone and today’s blog post is for YOU.    One of the most frequent questions I get,…

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You know what’s strange?   That even with advanced technology and the ability to join virtual meetings and remote calls from anywhere, it’s more challenging than ever to *pull* people into a conversation and communicate effectively.    Can you relate to either of these questions that came up in a small (but #mighty!) #team training…

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The interview is in an hour. You want to make a great impression (despite the awkwardness of meeting over Zoom.)     You’ve found a clean corner of your house to set yourself up in. You have a sense of what questions they’ll ask…  Probably some of the usual ones like: tell me about yourself… and…

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Video of a baby cuddling with a big, chill dog. (Adorable.) Scroll.  Meme of people turning household items into masks. (Clever.) Scroll.  A photo of someone you admire doing something awesome in the world. (Love it. Click heart.) Scroll.   You spend plenty of time staring at screens voluntarily. But the last thing you wanna…

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Welcome back to our Virtual Communication Series: Let’s Get Virtual, Virtual!  During one of our FREE workshop/fundraisers last week, Rose asked a brilliant question about how to avoid sounding scripted or overly rehearsed.   She was curious if I ever worry about becoming “sing-songy” when giving a speech or presenting something I’ve rehearsed 1,000 times… Short…

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Welcome back to our Virtual Communication Series: Let’s Get Virtual, Virtual!    During one of our FREE workshop/fundraisers last week, Jess asked this brilliant question:   “What should you do if sometimes when you suggest something, it doesn’t get fully acknowledged, but then a few minutes later, someone will make that exact same suggestion and…

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