The skills professionals need to communicate, present, and connect
in video conference & online environments

Connecting, engaging, and communicating...no matter what the distance

These are unusual and difficult times, and all of us – businesses, employees, clients, leaders – need to connect with one another more than ever. But as many are now discovering, communicating via video conference or other online means is different than speaking to one another in person. And the reality is that you or your team members may be struggling to make that transition, finding it difficult to create that same in-person connection when meeting or presenting through a camera.

 

I’m here to ensure you and your team become more powerful communicators and level up your presentation skills, whether you’re connecting with your clients via video conference or in-person. Through an online workshop, we can connect in real time, roll up our sleeves, and make serious headway on your communication needs.

 

I’ve helped my clients and their teams:

  • translate in-person presentations to an online format
  • be more effective communicators via video conference
  • create and deliver stronger presentations both in-person and online
  • become more persuasive and compelling public speakers
  • foster a more productive, positive, collaborative communication culture among co-workers and stakeholders

 

I specialize in helping people be more flexible, powerful communicators, and I offer live, on-line workshops and talks to fit your needs. My online talks and workshops are dynamic, engaging, and incredibly practical. These are more than webinars; I provide an interactive experience that will draw you in, fire up your brain, and help you make real strides in your speaking, presentation, and communication skills.

What will I experience in an online workshop or virtual keynote with Lauren?

I am focused and committed to create a highly engaging experience for you, your delegates, and your team. You will learn, laugh, connect, and – most importantly – become more powerful communicators, presenters, and speakers.

Workshop and keynote topics

I address many topics related to face-to-face, real time communication in today’s workplaces. Communication and presentation are multi-faceted, and here is a sample of the topics I’ve delivered in my virtual workshops and keynotes:

 

Making the Most of Videoconferencing: Skills for Polished Communication in Virtual Meetings

  • In the wake of COVID-19, many businesses, organizations, and employees are needing to work from home and opting to connect via videoconference. As it turns out, there’s more to having a virtual meeting than just letting your device or computer access your camera.   Happily, you can make a big difference to the effectiveness and enjoyability of your virtual meetings with a few easy-to-implement strategies. In this session, you will discover practical, high-impact strategies that will boost your clarity, impact, and effectiveness when videoconferencing from your home office.

 

Making it Virtual: Adapting Your In-Person Presentations for On-Line Delivery

  • Presenting via videoconference is very different from presenting in-person. Yet,  when many people translate an in-person presentation for an online environment, they end up creating a static, unengaging experience centered around dull slide decks and are almost completely lacking in dynamic engagement. Giving your presentation online doesn’t have to mean a load of awkward pauses and a lack of audience engagement. In this session, you’ll learn how to project personality and charisma in online presentation while still getting your point across and connecting meaningfully with your audience.

 

Developing Executive Presence

  • Leadership demands a great deal: knowledge, experience, and confidence, yes, but also the ability to communicate those traits in ways that command the attention and respect of others. This ability is known as Executive Presence: a difficult-to-define combination of the way we speak, look, and behave that helps others perceive us as competent and authoritative. While it may seem like some people are simply “born with it,” the traits of executive presence can be taught, learned, and strategically leveraged to give you greater poise and impact in all areas of work and life. With an engaging mix of humor and candor, we will look at high-impact behavior that communicates a commanding presence, as well as the mindset needed to cultivate this presence in a way that both looks and feels authentic.

 

Powerhouse Presentations

  • Public speaking and presentations are a significant source of stress for many professionals. This often leads to procrastination, underwhelming performance, ineffective presentations and considerable stress on the part of the presenter. In this intense and interactive workshop, professional speaker and communication expert Lauren Sergy will help your team learn a robust system for developing and delivering outstanding presentations. The tools you will learn will help you improve your content and delivery while reducing the stress that presentations can provoke. You will learn crucial skills such as how to develop clear focused content, how to properly practice your talks, how to create attractive slide shows, and how to effectively engage your audience.

 

Secrets of Persuasion

  • In this fast-paced, interactive, and highly practical workshop, we will demystify the notions of connecting with and persuading others so that you can have more productive and satisfying conversations with people at work and people at home. You will learn how to understand and anticipate people’s motivations and point of view, increase openness and trust, and construct arguments that are powerfully persuasive while being respectful of others and solidifying positive relationships.

I've given online workshops and keynotes to all sizes of audience - from small group programs with a handful of people working together to large nation-wide keynotes with hundreds of callers and attendees.

Whether you are looking for a virtual keynote, a high-impact online workshop, or a more extensive online course for your team, I have the skill and experience to help you meet - and exceed - your goals.

Contact me today to discuss your needs and see how I can support you, your team, or your delegates in becoming more powerful, confident, skillful communicators.