Building Your Virtual Presence | Remote Work Tips

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Your virtual presence is becoming increasingly important in today's world of Zoom calls and remote work. In this live conversation, we unpack the skills that underpin the development of your virtual presence, with an emphasis on projecting your authentic self.

We’ve talked about improving your stage presence, boosting your executive presence, improving your camera presence but we haven’t talked about improving your virtual presence yet.

We unpack the skills behind building your virtual in this Livestream.

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. ~ Sheryl Sandberg

Here are some of the points we addressed in our conversation:

Clarity

  • speak slowly, loudly, and clearly
  • think before you speak
  • distill your talking points into an MTP outline
  • practice active listening

Authenticity

  • exude authentic presence
  • be natural, be yourself
  • be calm and collected (take deep breaths)
  • address kids and pets if they pop up on camera
  • be at ease in front of camera
  • be transparent

Poise

  • be patient with yourself (tech issues, people/things that need attention in your house, etc.)
  • be patient with the person/people with whom you're communicating
  • be generous (with time, feedback, kindness, etc.)

Preparedness

Building your virtual presence will help you improve your remote communication and collaboration skills. 

One of the best things you can do is to be flexible, be yourself, and approach every challenge with a growth mindset.

More resources: 

Lesson on one simple way toward improving your video calls

Lesson about how to ace an online interview

Lesson about establishing executive presence

Lesson on building stage presence

Lesson on building presence in public speaking


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