All speaking, whether it is to one person or a hundred, is public speaking. Every video-meeting is an opportunity to practice public speaking skills. However, screen-fatigue can cause participants to zone out, resulting in weak or off-message responses from the …

Becoming a Better Listener Will Make You a Better Speaker. Read more »

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Many everyday speakers speak at a quick pace because they are comfortable with their listeners, for example: colleagues, casual business settings, friends in social groupings, etc. Although our new normal has moved most of our professional (and social) lives behind …

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Repeated use of video calls often leads speakers to become more relaxed, which may make them appear less than professional. Just as we are finely tuned to decode body language when communicating in-person, we need to be cognizant of body …

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Although video-everything has become the new method of communication, there has also been a considerable resurgence of the humble phone call. Whether you are making a sales pitch, connecting with a long-standing client, or doing an initial job interview, the …

Phone Calls Are Back! Top Tips to Make Your Sales Pitch or Job Interview Impactful. Read more »

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When we give presentations or teach classes via video, we often use slides. Too many presenters/instructors—familiar with their topic—create the slides they want to use, and feel they are prepared. But merely looking over the slides and running through the …

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Impromptu questions (those asked off-the-cuff in meetings) can sometimes cause a person to stumble and come across as less than professional. You weren’t expecting to be called on, yet here you are, suddenly thrust into the limelight.  Firstly, prepare before the meeting. …

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