How to Make A Pre-Packaged Corporate Presentation Your Own

Ahh, the delight of being assigned to give a ready-made, communications-department-massaged, cororate-HQ-approved presentation…complete with a script and soulless slide deck… Dealing with pre-approved, canned corporate presentations is a reality for many, many employees. There’s lots of reasons why some companies don’t give their employees much (or any) say in their presentation slide decks or script.…

Videoconference Tips for More Effective, Polished Virtual Meetings

Lots of us are moving to remote or work-from-home arrangements right now, and that means videoconferencing! Videoconferencing is an awesome tool, but you may be guilty of some basic flubs that are making your virtual meetings less enjoyable, less effective, and less polished / professional looking. Check out this short interview I did on Videoconferencing…

Handling Event Disruptions & Speaker Cancellations Due to COVID-19 (a speaker’s perspective)

My heart goes out to everyone affected by the Coronavirus & COVID-19 outbreak. Business carries on, but if you are hosting a meeting or event right now, there’s a good chance that it isn’t “business as usual.” Travel disruptions and health concerns have resulted in many events and meetings needing to be postponed and speakers…

How to Encourage Positive Communication During Coronavirus

My heart goes out to everyone affected by coronavirus & COVID19.  During times of crisis and uncertainty, it’s easy for anxiety about one area of work or life to affect our communication across the board. In this Communication Q&A, Robert wants some pointers for keeping conversation and communication in his workplace more positive and productive…