PMI-RSS November 2020 Chapter Meeting
Making the Most of Videoconferencing – Skills, Strategies, and Tips for Better Virtual Meetings and Presentations
In the wake of COVID-19, many businesses, organizations, and employees are needing to work from home and opting to connect via videoconference. But 8-plus months later, many people – employees, managers, and senior leaders alike – are still uncomfortable with this medium of communication. As it turns out, there’s more to having a virtual meeting than just giving your computer access your camera and microphone.
Happily, you can make a big difference to the effectiveness and enjoyability of your virtual meetings with a few easy-to-implement strategies. Join business communication and public speaking expert Lauren Sergy to discover practical, high-impact strategies that will boost your clarity, impact, and effectiveness when videoconferencing from your home office. In this engaging virtual skills session, you will learn:
- How to manage your videoconferencing space and set-up for a polished, professional image
- On-camera strategies for connecting and engaging more meaningfully with others
- Speaking techniques to improve your clarity and get your message across
Speaker Biography – About Lauren Sergy
Public speaking and communication expert Lauren Sergy has helped thousands of people become more effective leaders by developing critical communication skills such as persuasion, presentation, and executive presence. Known for her highly practical and inter-disciplinary approach, Lauren tackles tough speaking and communication issues with refreshing humor and candor. A member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, she has worked with a variety of clients and audiences in Canada, the US, the UK, and Europe including KPMG, T-Mobile, Grant Thornton, the Government of Alberta, the University of Alberta, Hypertension Canada, and many more. She holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and a certificate in Management Development. Her book, The Handy Communication Answer Book, was featured on Library Journal’s Best Reference Books of 2017 list. Lauren teaches courses on business communication topics at Concordia University of Edmonton and the University of Alberta.
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