It is being called the workplace revolution as people find themselves working from home. We are conducting virtual meetings rather than gathering in-office; we now schedule virtual meet and greets, as well as virtual job interviews. Even virtual happy hours are gaining in popularity! And yes, conferences are experimenting with gathering people en mass virtually.
So this should be easy enough to accomplish with few hiccups, right? In theory, yes, but what may seem simple could potentially encourage a lack of preparedness.
This program will cover…
· Etiquette tips for the moderator and the participants
· Becoming friends with your webcam – where to sit, background, lighting, visuals in general
· Do I need to wear pants (and other sundry considerations)
· Is your body language engaged, do you look tired, how much movement is too much, and where are your eyes
· Minimalize distractions and interruptive noises
· Rehearse your message, rehearse your technology
· What is your backup plan when things go wrong
· How and when to use the chat feature, Q&A feature, hands raised feature
· Do you REALLY want to unmute everyone
· How to acknowledge participants and when to encourage engagement
· Vocal quality – your voice and the mic
· Using replays to your advantage
· Annoying virtual behaviors
· Tips for better listening to get the most out of a virtual meeting
This session will be led by Deborah Thomas-Nininger, the founder of DTN Productions International, a
company that provides professional development training on all areas of international and domestic
protocol specializing in "Reputation Management” and communication effectiveness. She brings to you
over twenty years of business etiquette, communication and self-presentation expertise, rooted in
behavioral science and successful human interaction.