Tips for Effective Communication when Working Remotely

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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Heather Muir

Heather Muir

As Vice President of Marketing, Heather directs Mandel’s marketing, branding, and communications strategies in collaboration with the Executive Team. In addition, Heather leads Mandel’s public- and industry-relations activities. Prior to joining Mandel in 2010, Heather held several marketing and communications roles within the learning and training industry. She is also an active member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Training Industry, Inc.; eLearningGuild; and the Association of Briefing Program Managers (ABPM). Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis, and has completed graduate courses in business and entrepreneurship at the University of Washington.
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