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Clarity and Confidence in Remote Communication

Reduced visual cues and varying sound quality mean communication on the virtual platform requires extra attention to speech clarity. Check out our strategies below to make sure you come across as a clear, confident professional with every interaction.

Virtual Communication: Landing the Job Remotely

As more and more professionals are being hired to work from home, remote interviews are becoming increasingly common. Job interviews can be stressful under the best of conditions, but being in a different room than your interviewer creates new challenges. What challenges do you experience when interviewing virtually? Check out our tips below to help […]

Virtual Communication: Rocking the Virtual Presentation

You may be a veteran public speaker, but virtual presentations via platforms like Skype and Zoom create new challenges that can trip up even the most confident presenter. Would you like to learn how to overcome some of these challenges? Read on for tips and techniques to help you project confidence, credibility, and professionalism in […]

Running an Effective, Engaging Virtual Meeting

All too often poor communication can turn a meeting into a long, drawn out affair that leaves everyone wondering where their day has gone and what has actually been accomplished. Leading an effective meeting is even trickier when your team is working from home. Check out our tips below for making your next virtual meeting […]

Delivering Virtual Presentations

Many years ago I presented a virtual webinar to a group of 75 employees in a financial service company. Everyone was muted and no one was visible. And I hated it. Having presented live for many years I missed the  faces, the smiles and the interaction. I missed the head nods when I asked questions, […]

Is a Lack of Confidence Holding You Back?

As a communication specialist, one of the most common reasons people seek out my services is a lack of confidence. Whether it is improving public speaking skills, professional communication, or mastering the American English accent, lacking confidence can stall your progress, and hold you back professionally. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone! Research […]

Virtual Communication: Staying Professional while Working Remotely

Staying professional when working from home is often more difficult than people realize. Video calls and meetings can be particularly challenging as they provide a direct window into your home life. Check out our strategies below to make sure you project polished professionalism in every interaction.

Professional Etiquette in the Virtual Meeting

Do you need to brush up on your etiquette? You may be a model employee or colleague in person, but remote meetings and video calls have an entirely different set of rules and protocols that you may not be familiar with. Check out our strategies below to make sure you come across as the professional […]

Strategies to Develop Vocal Presence in Remote Communication

A strong, dynamic voice is always important for projecting confidence and presenting yourself like the expert you are. However vocal presence becomes even more essential when you’re separated from your listener by your computer screen. Check out our tips below for projecting your voice with clarity and confidence even when you’re not in the same […]

Warm Up for Vocal Power on Your Next Video Call

Speaking in a strong, dynamic voice is essential for getting your message across in a clear, confident, professional way. One way to create a more engaging speaking voice is to warm up. Warming up is especially important when you’re working from home. Without the normal office routine of chatting with coworkers, walking between workspaces, or […]