Do you sometimes repeat yourself when you speak?    Maybe you’re: ➡️ Not sure if your point just landed… ➡️ Or it’s hard to gauge your listener’s reaction…   Do you find yourself saying the same thing a few times, a few different ways, until you get some sort of  “got it” signal (like a…

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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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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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At our >>FREE Virtual Communication Skills Workshop<< (happening again next week!), one of the participants asked:   “I find that teaching via Zoom puts a lot of strain on my voice and causes hoarseness, is that common?”   Answer: YES. That’s extremely common–and easily preventable!  If you’ve been wondering why your voice feels more tired…

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