How To Get Your Virtual Audience To Respond

Zoom meetings, Webex session, and Go-To-Meeting meetups have been here for a long time. But recently, they’ve become much more of a necessity. And because of this, we’ve had soooooo many more meetings. So, on the one hand… “yay, we don’t have to drive to attend all these meetings.” And on the other hand, “Hoo…

How To Setup Your Space For Virtual Presentations

We’ve gone virtual! Do you remember the days when ‘virtual’ meant everyone needed to hop on a telephone conference call? You passed the number around, logged in, and waited. Then the email came…you know the one. “Hey Jim, I’m trying to get into the meeting. What’s the right meeting ID? Am I even on the…

How To Answer “So What Do You Do?”

“So what do you do?” The question rang in my ears because I’d heard it at least a million times before and at least 15 times that morning already. It wasn’t a terrible feeling. I just remember the question standing out on that particular day because I’d made a choice. A few months earlier, I…

How To Make Sure Your Audience ACTUALLY Understands You

The presenter began her talk by turning her body mainly towards the slides. As she rambled on, she would look up at the slides, fire off a comment or two then ask the clarifying question, “Make sense?” As the audience grumbled back an uh-huh or two, she took that as a cue to move on.…

5 Reasons Organizations Must ABSOLUTELY Get Presentation Training

It was an important roll-out.  The team had spent weeks putting together the timelines, the assets, and answering all the questions they could think of.  Now, the only thing left was presenting it to senior management.  The team chose Sarah, the person who knew the most about the proposed system, to present the idea. There…