Get Camera Ready for better Virtual Presence

Last week I was interviewed by The Financial Post on the topic of Virtual Presence. Specifically, about how to help executives present their messages on video. Watch this 2 minute video to learn how to look and sound like a pro.  This year online videos accounted for 75% of all internet traffic. Video is changing how business connects with their customers and their employees. For executives, this means getting comfortable in front of the camera. Before I was a keynote [...]

Text Etiquette & Your Virtual Presence: A Quick Tip

I’ve written before about the three dimensions of Executive Presence. They are:   1.) What people see when they look at you—your ability to demonstrate poise and confidence. 2.) What people hear when they are in conversation with you—your ability to create trust and psychological safety. 3.) How people feel after they’ve had an interaction with you—your ability to connect with them and empathize. Here’s a quick tip to help increase your virtual presence as it relates to #3. Click here [...]

10 Ways to say NO to Perfectionism this January

My final speaking gig last year was at the annual conference of Women in Communications and Energy. They had a great lunch activity. Sit with someone you don’t know and share the best advise you’ve ever received. Afterward a few people volunteered to share something they heard during the meal that was meaningful for them. This one stuck with me all through the holidays: My lunch partner told me about her Grandma Rose. Grandma Rose had 8 kids and always [...]