Eating, chewing gum, rocking back and forth - you’ve likely seen your fair share of distracting behavior in virtual meetings. Some are memorable simply based on their shock value alone. Like the time I saw a client gnaw on a chicken leg like he was at the Renaissance Festival! While

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In 2023, the term “Rizz” catapulted into viral stardom all the way to being named “Top Word of the Year” by Oxford. Now, if you’re slightly over 23, you may be wondering what “Rizz” is. Well, it is not in fact short for Rizzo in the movie Grease or Major

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Virtual body language is a widespread disaster. Too much, too little, too fast, too obviously orchestrated. What’s a presenter to do? Well remember those pre-pandemic presentation training sessions where we were warned against using tiny T-Rex arms? Table’s turned and it’s time to take a tip from T-Rex for more

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Julie discusses the secrets to authenticity and trust in virtual meetings with Rachel Cossar, founder of Virtual Sapiens.Rachel Cossar:Going a little further on that note of showing up with authenticity and really being able to build a rapport on video, some companies really just think that it's impossible to build

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Every time I read an article about virtual presentation mistakes, I roll my eyes. Yes, it’s important not to talk too much, fidget or overload your slides. But those are the same mistakes sellers make with in-person presentations. What is rarely discussed are those surprising virtual presentation fails exclusive to

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The 2024 Must-Have Sales Skill: Virtual Executive PresenceMastering video is the must-have skill for salespeople in 2024 according to Hubspot and numerous sales experts. But before you go down a rabbit hole with the latest tools and technology, consider this:The greatest camera, editing tool or script won’t win over prospects

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Secrets to Instantly Boost Engagement in Virtual Meetings In today's virtual environment, people tend to be more passive, especially during larger meetings. This passivity can be a challenge for salespeople – especially since more engagement typically produces a more successful outcome. However, this passive behavior is not entirely your audience's

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The Secret to Virtual Influence in Sales and Leadership: Virtual Executive Presence Unlocking the secret to virtual influence in sales and leadership starts with understanding the challenge at hand. Imagine trying to get a toddler to go to bed or pick up his toys, or to simply pay attention to

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Virtual Sales Confidence: Avoid this Mistake When Customers are Off CameraIn virtual sales, confidence means never letting them see you sweat!  But it’s a challenge when your customers are off camera. Unfortunately, this is a trend you can’t afford to do ignore. A recent study found that over one-third of

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Avoid Background Blunders: Elevate Your Virtual First ImpressionI worked as an extra on several films and television shows. We were referred to affectionately as “background.” The purpose of background is to create a tone, mood, or atmosphere to support the scene and the performers, not steal the show. On a

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