How to Nail Virtual Video Meetings


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SXSW is canceled! Expo Natural Products Expo West 2020 is postponed. Adobe Inc.’s Summit is moved to an online event. 

These are just a handful of examples of how the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is affecting events, meetings and speaking engagements around the world.

Maybe your team is moving to virtual meetings for the first time and you’re looking for ways to do it more effectively.

It’s a different dynamic than being in person of course. 

As humans we thrive off energy and connection. It’s hard to feel these things if you’re not in the same room as someone. 

I live my life on virtual video calls. 

All day, everyday I’m connecting with people all over the world virtually. 

As a media trainer, I work with executives, experts, entrepreneurs, authors and speakers to help them become more compelling on camera. 

I’ve spent my career as an Emmy Award winning television producer helping experts, anchors and reporters get their ideas to millions of people through a tiny camera lens. That’s right – no audience in the room. Yet what experts say to that camera makes all the difference.

Whether you’d doing media interviews or presenting your ideas to your team via video chat there are secrets that can skyrocket your virtual presentations. 

Here’s my top three tips for presenting better virtually: 

  1. Always opt to be on camera: I know you may want to be in your PJs for your call but trust me on this one. Get on camera and connect. There’s something really powerful about seeing someone vs. just hearing their voice. People get to know, like and trust you this way. Always opt to be on camera. And don’t worry you can still wear slippers, no one will know! 
  2. Look at the camera: And I mean DIRECTLY at the camera. Stop looking at yourself! You want to connect with the person you’re talking to and by looking at the little green dot at the top of your computer you’ll do that. Or if you’re using a smartphone – make sure to look at the camera lens, not yourself. 
  3. Headline It: The average attention span is just eight seconds. Say what you need to say succinctly and in a compelling way. This is a tip I give to all my media-training clients. Take what you want to say and see if you can say it in headline form – just one sentence. Don’t bury the lead. This will keep people’s attention and get your message across more powerfully. 

These are just a few of the things that I’ll teach in my upcoming training so you and your team can be more effective in virtual meetings. 

Join me for “ Virtual Meeting Pro” 

An online training to elevate your virtual and video presentation skills 

Don’t let your personality and insights get lost through the camera lens. 

This can make all the difference when it comes to: 

  • Communicating your ideas in a compelling way through the screen
  • Being seen as the professional you are despite your location
  • Connecting more powerfully with your clients

In this virtual training you’ll learn: 

  • Ways to get your ideas across succinctly and powerfully
  • How to look better on camera 
  • How to keep people’s attention
  • Best tools and lighting to amplify your message 

Register now

Seats are limited, make sure to register now. 

I’ve designed this training to be interactive and geared towards executives, professionals, consultants, entrepreneurs, coaches, speakers and anyone trying to get their views across virtually. 

Let me help you up your game virtually. Register for the training here.


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1 reply
  1. Amelia Wurst
    Amelia Wurst says:

    Online meetings are too different from real meetings. I can’t get used to it. Especially to look at the camera – instead, I look at the video of the conversation partners, and it looks like I’m distracted.
    They say that video meetings will be with us for a long time, so I’ll have to get used to it.


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