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:
- speak slowly, loudly, and clearly
- think before you speak
- distill your talking points into an MTP outline
- practice active listening
- 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
- 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.)
- familiarize yourself with the content
- be camera ready (Here's a great write-up for a run-down of making professional calls from home)
- Good lighting
- Good sound
- Good background
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.
Lesson about establishing executive presence
Lesson on building stage presence
Lesson on building presence in public speaking
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