MAKING VIRTUAL MEETINGS WORK
Nailing the new normal
Covid-19 is the new C-word. It’s changing the way we live and especially how we work. Zoom and Google Hangout have replaced the office meeting room and for most people, stepping in front of their webcam adds a whole new layer of stress to turning up for a meeting.
There’s something about being on camera that makes people self-conscious- even if it’s for co-workers who see them every day. Let’s face it, there’s nothing like seeing yourself on screen under those nasty kitchen downlights to really rattle your confidence.
Nailing your virtual performance can feel tricky but it’s not impossible
Through this course I’ll give you tips to set up your home office and help you look good on camera with advice on lighting, a few technical hacks and some cheeky tips to impove your presentation.
I’ll also give you my personal strategies to boost your confidence and calm your nerves, the dos and don’ts of running a virtual meeting and a few extra tools to keep your mental health in good shape.
We’re all carrying a lot of extra anxieties right now. But having to step in front of your webcam for work doesn’t have to be one of them.
LET’S DO THIS!
Who is this for?
It’s for individuals who are running their business from home or corporates who have staff who are now working from home and are struggling with virtual meetings.
It will help everyone feel more confident in front of a webcam.
How long will it take?
If you watch the course content in one hit it will take ONE HOUR. It’s made up of short, sharp videos and written information.
However, there’s no right or wrong way to do this. Watch one chapter a week or a video a day. It’s up to you.
CHAPTER 1. WORKING FROM HOME
- Have a dedicated space
- Stick to a routine
Free Bonus: Sample Routine
CHAPTER 2. SETTING UP
- It’s all about angles
- Find your light
- Background noise and visuals
- Eyeline trick
CHAPTER 3. TECHNICAL STUFF
Free Bonus: Product List
CHAPTER 4. ORGANISE YOUR THOUGHTS
- Preparation is key
- 5Ps – Prior Preparation Prevents Piss-poor Performance
CHAPTER 5. CONFIDENCE
- Exercises to wake your face up
- Nerve Busting Breathing Exercise
- Look confident – posture power
Free Bonus: MP3 Breathing exercise
Free Bonus: Power Pose by Amy Cuddy
Free Bonus: Extra Tongue Twisters
CHAPTER 6. HOSTING AND PARTICIPATING IN AN ONLINE MEETING
- Be a strong leader and structure the session
- Break the ice – a number of different ways
- Rules of engagement – embrace the mute button
- Wrap it. Wrap it good
CHAPTER 7. MENTAL HEALTH TOOL KIT
- Engage empathy – show you care
- If you get emotional – some tips for blinking back the tears
Free Bonus: Digital Health Resources
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