How to Read Notes in a Virtual Meeting and Stay Engaged It’s painful to watch someone read from notes or any kind of a script during a virtual meeting. As an audience member it feels inauthentic, less like a conversation and more like a one-sided monologue.  It also makes you

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Stop Doing This One Thing in Virtual MeetingsHave you ever looked at yourself in a mirror during an in-person meeting?  No? Then why would you do it in virtual meetings? Stop doing this in virtual meetings.I ask, because so many “experts” are advising people to place a mirror next to their camera

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Top Virtual Presentation MistakeLike most people you’ve probably attended your share of live meetings where the presenter read from their slides – perhaps even going so far as to turn their back on the audience. Was it engaging and impactful? Did the presenter add value, context and meaning to the

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Video can be a powerful sales outreach tool — but only if the prospect watches it.A great subject line may get your video opened, but a lackluster delivery or execution will get you quickly deleted. As the number of videos sent out by sellers has exploded, prospects have become more

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Like an actor auditioning to win a role in a show, sellers also must audition to win a role in their prospect’s organization.Many of the techniques actors use to win auditions can easily be translated to sales. Virtual sellers, especially, have much to learn from actors who audition for the

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How many video calls were you on in 2021?  100?  500?  1000?  Every business person deserves a big round of applause for consistently showing up on a medium that was, for most, not of their own choosing. But let's admit it, the bar was set pretty low. Got your camera on? “Check.” Find

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Making eye contact is the single most important thing you can do to improve your connection and level of engagement. But in order to make eye contact virtually, you must look directly at your camera. This means you are seemingly faced with a tough choice:   A) Look at the camera

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2 Ways for Building Trust in Virtual Sales MeetingsTrust is the foundation of any working relationship. While your credibility is likely no different in virtual sales meetings than face-to-face meetings, many salespeople unknowingly behave in a way on camera that undermines their efforts to build trust—and causes customers to question

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The Key to Connecting in Virtual Meetings is (literally) in Your Hands  If you’ve ever been on a dreadful first date or had an office mate you did not click with, you know that connections don’t happen simply by putting two people together in a room.  Connecting, or having a

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Unforced Errors On Video Are Costing You SalesAre you making these unforced errors on video?As prospects expectations of what constitutes acceptable video behavior rises - along with the explosion of competition on video - you can't  afford to make these avoidable mistakes. These Behaviors Should be Ancient History:From hostage videos, to

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