A VP of sales told me he thought his team had “pretty well mastered virtual selling” last week.  After all, they had a “class” on it last year and they’ve got a lot of new tools and technology to support them. I asked if he’d like me to review a

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For the past 18 months, companies have been trying to solve the question of how to build meaningful relationships with customers virtually.  Hundreds of virtual tools, all promising to make your video sales call or recording as effortless and effective as sitting down with a buyer in person, have been

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Lisa Gherardini, the real-life model for Da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa painting, may not have succeeded on video. Why? That slight upturn at the corners of her mouth would have been nearly imperceptible to a virtual audience. In fact, it’s only recently that a study by the University of Freiburg

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If you’re finding it difficult to build remote relationships with customers, partners and teams and – you are not alone.  Of course, there are the ongoing challenges to virtual relationship building – lack of eye contact, missed (or mixed) signals, and inattentiveness, to name a few. But at the root

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Do you struggle to build relationships virtually? You are not alone. In fact, Harvard Business Review confirms that building new relationships is especially difficult in a virtual world.  While there’s no shortage of suggestions on clever rapport-builders, insightful questions, or engagement technology designed to make relationships grow more easily on-line,

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In a perfect virtual world, you and your customer have your cameras on and you are able to read their body language and expressions and get a good sense of their mental and emotional state. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world. Customers are not always going to have

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