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Virtual Events: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Virtual. Tired of the word? We are! But the reality is, virtual meetings and events are here for a while. We’ve produced a lot of them and wanted to share the good, the bad, and the ugly facts. 

Let’s start with the ugly. Many virtual events are downright boring. They are too l…

How to Be a Better Listener. Stop Talking, Start Listening.

In today’s post, we discuss some tips on how to be a better listener. Whether in a live or virtual setting, these tips will help you better absorb and process information presented to you.

Cynthia Kay’s tips for how to become a better listener:
Focus

Dial in on the speaker and tune everyt…

Before You Plan Your Holiday Meal Read This

This time of year can be stressful, even under “normal” circumstances. So this holiday, we’re taking a little off your plate…literally!

Whether you’re gathering with loved ones or staying home, we’ve put together a meal that is sure to delight.

Check out our “Three Recipes, Three Ingredients…

Let’s Think about Thought Leadership

Yes, it’s a buzzword. Thought Leadership…but if you do it well, it can have a big impact.  

A LinkedIn Edelman Survey shows “B2B decision-makers and CXOs say strong thought leadership content not only strengthens a company’s reputation but also positively impacts RFP invitations, wins…

Go Virtual for Your Next Event

Is your collection of event badges dwindling? Are you anxious to connect with others in your industry and share best practices, new innovations, or take a peek at the competition? Need to meet with customers?  

If you’re like us, invitations to virtual events are filling your inb…

What’s Missing? The Importance of Non-verbal Communication.

Communicating for many was tough before COVID and now it’s even harder.  Jump on a call and often people choose not to start their video. Why? Maybe they are having a bad hair day.  Maybe they are sharing their “office” with children or pets. They might be doing something else and don’t wa…

Return to Work…Safely.

In the coming weeks, offices and manufacturing floors around the U.S. open their doors, ready to move forward after the COVID-19 outbreak. Workers are anxious to create, innovate, and deliver their products and services.

The reopening of our economy comes with a lot of questions. “What do we ne…

The Magic of Post-Production

There is an old saying among video producers, “You can’t fix it in post.” And that’s true…to some degree, but if you have some good basic video and decent audio you might be amazed at what we can do in post-production.

It’s true, you might not be able to get the shots Steve can (There…

It’s Time to Get Creative with Your Communications

Many of us have been “out of the office” for a few weeks now, still grinding away to deliver for our customers. It’s easy to feel like you’re spinning your wheels, but don’t let the COVID doldrums get you down! Think creatively…with your communications, of course! There are so many ways …

It’s Not How You Look…It’s How You Sound

Salons are closed…so are many dry cleaners…and, at this point, the thought of looking “presentable” exhausts many of us! Your solution can be found in our trusted friend – the audio conference!

We loved hearing from you after we covered the basics of video conferencing last week (we alway…

To Hug…or Not to Hug. The Answer Has Changed.

In April of 2019 I wrote about this topic. I confessed that I am a hugger and talked about how it influences my behavior in the workplace. I hug my staff, and even clients, of course with permission, because I don’t consider it a problem even in today’s politically correct world.

One year lat…

How to Present when not “Present”

Social distancing. Toilet paper shortages. Daily press conferences. Life has changed and so has work for many who now have a virtual office.  

An unprecedented increase in remote work – all made possible by clever collaboration technologies like Slack, WebEx, and SharePoint. In fact, WebEx…

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