Let’s Talk About…Talking

Speaking is probably something you don’t think too much about. After all, most of us do it on a daily basis and quite frequently. When it comes to preparing for your videoconference nothing could really be more important than your ability to effectively and accurately communicate. There are certainly other important factors such as appearance and etiquette and lighting and…well the list continues. Read more

The “Six Thinking Hats” for Less Meeting Stress, Greater Productivity

Have you ever experienced the frustration of trying to get everyone in your meeting on the same page? According to business consultant Edward de Bono, each meeting participant tends to favor a specific style of thinking. Depending on the topic, they might focus more on facts, possibilities, or negatives. Your meetings can be more productive and less stressful with this simple method that gets everyone to think using the same style. Read more

Master Your Thoughts to Build Better Business Ethic

Sometimes the feeling of not being enough can creep into the most self-confident, successful individuals, especially when in the virtual boardroom arena. So for whatever reasons that propel these self-critical thoughts through our experience, they just aren’t a good way to live. But they can help guide you with areas that you can focus on improving to make you a better-rounded and contributing member of the team. Read more

Keep the Engine Running for Global Meetings

Videoconferencing rocks for a lot of reasons. It lets us get things done quicker and more efficiently than ever before, but there is one little thing that seems to keep coming up regardless of how much you think you are prepared for your meeting: the time difference. Seldom, if ever is one actually lucky enough to be in a virtual office space where everyone is in the same time zone. So when the time comes for you to attend that 9:00am meeting, which is in all reality 4:00am your time, here are some pointers to help you stay on your toes and put your best face forward.

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[Guest Post] Online Presentation Tip – Satisfy the Eyes

Online meetings have become commonplace these days, thanks to technological advances. Though this has paved the way to greater convenience and cost-effectiveness, it has also challenged facilitators to find effective techniques for engaging virtual attendees – people who are not physically present in an actual conference room. One strategy and technique that has proven effective is the use of PowerPoint presentations. Read more

Perhaps the Best Way for Authors to Monetize

Websites and blogs gave authors great ways to build audiences before the days of the social media blossoming but it still isn’t the only thing authors become responsible for. You have to now take into account that what you are putting out there into the world is an immediate reflection of the work that you are producing. You are accountable for developing that image and sticking to your identity. Read more