Virtual Presence

Virtual Presence Tip in honor of President’s Day

If you have a team of people reporting up to you, and your office is closed today (because of President’s Day) please don’t send them any email.   I know, I know, you are probably using the day to catch up on things. That’s great. Save all those emails in your draft folder and press ‘send’ tomorrow morning.   If you email folks on their day off you are undermining their ability to recharge and signaling that they need to [...]

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 [...]