Whether a percentage of your people already work remotely, or you’re developing remote workforce readiness for this current environment, it can be helpful to brush up on strategies to build virtual communication skills. Mandel is no stranger to virtual delivery expertise. That’s why we put together a digest of our most insightful articles on optimizing virtual communication skills.
This collection explores the finer points of understanding, preparing for, and navigating virtual interactions. Take a look:
- 8 Ways to Take the Pain Out of Virtual Meetings
Web meetings and conference calls can be boring, disruptive, and irritating, even. Do they have to be unproductive and awkward? Definitely not! Here are eight things you can do to take the pain and suffering out of your virtual meetings.
- What Virtual Communication Skill Do Most People Lack?
What's the one virtual communication skill that nearly everyone struggles with? Delivery. Poor delivery skills get magnified in virtual settings. The good news? Anyone can improve their virtual delivery skills with these helpful tips.
- Winging It Is Not a Good Webcast Strategy
The webcast is a more difficult medium to master than most assume. But there are things you can do right now to improve your delivery and head off a virtual disaster. Understand the elements of great virtual presenting to get the best results.
- How Video Improves Virtual Communication and Strengthens Relationships
When used effectively, video can transform virtual meetings from ineffectual to productive. However, not everyone loves being on camera. Here are some steps you can take to increase your comfort with video calls and vastly improve your virtual relationships.
- Text-Laden Slides Sink Webinars
Want to ensure your next virtual presentation won’t sink under the weight of text overload? Here are three actionable tips you can implement immediately to help you grab a hold of and keep your audience's attention.
- How to Bring Your Virtual Presentation to Life
Have you ever attended a webcast or virtual meeting that bored you to tears? Were you more engaged with email or Facebook than with the faceless presenter droning on over your phone or computer's speakers? Virtual presentations don't have to be boring. Here's how to grab and keep your audience's attention.
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Conducting a hybrid meeting, one where some of those attending are in the room and others are virtual, is a lot harder than many think—and it’s quickly becoming the new norm.
Focusing on a few key aspects of your delivery can help you take advantage of this new meeting mode.
With remote jobs increasing in 71% in 2020, many leaders continue to manage remote workers as if they were managing a co-located team.
Yet, fifty three percent of leaders we surveyed at a recent webinar said that they had NOT received any training on leading a virtual team.
Under normal circumstances, staying present and being able to fully commit to listening is difficult. However, in this new reality of digital interaction and mental fatigue, listening has a new set of challenges.There’s good news. We can make listening easier in our virtual meetings, improving the experience of our participants! Here are a few tips.
What does the hit on Netflix called The Queen’s Gambit tell us about how to sell in a virtual setting? Actually, something very important.
Before we break down how this show teaches us the key to virtual selling let’s look at the backstory.
With the beginning of the New Year, it’s the perfect time to address the virtual communication mistakes that have become common with so many of us working virtually this past year.
Here are 3 of the most common mistakes when communicating virtually, and what you can do to overcome them.
Gratitude. Appreciation. Recognition. It makes you feel good. This week in the US, many will pause for a day or two to give thanks and show appreciation for the things and people we care about most. It’s no secret how appreciation benefits the person getting it—but did you know it benefits the person giving it just as much?
Discover why recognition is such a powerful tool for improving relationships and wellbeing in life—and at work. Learn how to (and how NOT to) express your appreciation to others.
People in communities across the globe are adjusting to communicating while wearing masks. As we’re all experiencing, masks present both verbal and non-verbal communication challenges.Given this, we’ve prepared 5 tips for effective communications while wearing a mask, and compiled several insightful articles from leading publications on additional best practices.
In every virtual training workshop that Mandel delivers, we dedicate a Virtual Meeting Producer (or moderator or facilitator) to act as the Trainer’s co-pilot.
A Virtual Producer manages the meeting platform functions and mitigates any technical challenges, allowing the Trainer to focus exclusively on the learning and development of the workshop participants.
As someone who wears a virtual producer hat, here are 5 best practices to help you create engaging virtual meetings.
As part of our research into listening intelligence, we’ve detected four distinct styles (or preferences) of how people listen. These four listening styles cover what individuals pay attention to as well as what they are likely to miss in any collaboration.
Learn more about the 4 Listening Habits, and how listening impacts both the well-being and productivity of your virtual teams.
- How to deliver impactful, engaging hybrid meetings
- Leading a Virtual Team Means Doing Things Differently
- Are You Really Listening?
- 4 Listening Tips for Improving Your Virtual Meetings
- The Irresistible Power of Stories in Virtual Selling
- The Top Sales Skill for 2021!
- Top Virtual Communication Mistakes – and How to Overcome Them in 2021!
- Tell a Story. Close a Deal. Even on Zoom.
- Throwback: Why Appreciation Matters in Life and at Work
- Tips for Communicating Effectively While Wearing a Mask