Adapting speaking skills to the virtual world

Speaking to a virtual audience is different from speaking to a live audience.  To be successful in the virtual world, you need to understand that world, and how it differs fundamentally from the live world. Here’s the most important thing to understand about the virtual world. Your virtual audience is in a familiar environment: they are …

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Virtual meetings fail without real connections

We had two conversations with executives in the last few days, one in the UK, one in Canada. Different characters, different businesses – but both complained about the same thing: Zoom fatigue. Both said they routinely would have five or six virtual meetings every day. Don’t get me wrong, they’re not crying ‘poor me’. Both …

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Slow and steady wins the networking race

Networking tips from Michael Hughes

How do you network when you can’t leave the house? Michael Hughes knows how. Michael Hughes is North America’s undisputed networking guru. For over 25 years he’s taught executives and professionals how to accelerate their careers and businesses through networking. On a CAPS Atlantic Zoom call he shared valuable tips on networking for success without leaving home or …

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Are you a victim of Zoom fatigue?

We have remedies for Zoom fatigue

Has Zoom fatigue set in yet? If it has, don’t worry; you are not alone. A lot of people are reporting feeling unnaturally tired or stressed after a video-conference session, whether it’s Zoom, Google Hangouts or Skype. Instances of people being exhausted after a video call are not just anecdotal. “There’s a lot of research that …

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The bigger the crisis, the smaller the words you need

small words make big impact in a crisis

If you want your words to have impact, keep them simple. A great article in the Harvard Business Review brings this home wonderfully, by looking at some of the messaging around Covid-19. When New York governor Andrew Cuomo issued the order that disrupted life for millions of New Yorkers and shut down the city’s financial …

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Is this the speech a nation has been waiting for?

Joe Biden's speech

It’s been described as pitch perfect, a great speech, and ‘what a president sounds like’ when addressing a national crisis. But it didn’t come from the President. Former vice-president Joe Biden, the presumptive challenger to Donald Trump in November, delivered a highly-acclaimed speech today aimed at starting the healing process in the US after the …

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