8 Techniques to Ensure They’re Not Camera Shy

You will recognise the problem. You’ve carefully set up a video meeting with a client or customer; you stick to the timings, have worked out a plan for the meeting, checked your “Zoom Zone” or “Teams Terrain” camera and audio and are pumped up and ready. They appear online with just their name written across where their image should be. “Sorry I can’t do webcam, you don’t mind do you?” Taken aback and not wishing to upset or challenge them, you continue the meeting when you might as well have…

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Presenting Online – Raising the Bar

We're over four months in now from Lockdown, and still, a large proportion of people are working from home. In their home offices, studies, spare bedrooms or even in their gardens. The universal Zoom meetings are prevailing. Many moaning about them, complaining of Zoom' itis but also some taking to them like a duck to water. The standard of online presenting has dramatically improved, naturally. More important, though, are expectations. You're expected now to give a half-decent online video presentation. The bar has risen. Here's what's required of you now…

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A Tip for Listening on Zoom

Hear them Listen to yourself Playback the meaning Deal with the next steps No fancy acronym I’m afraid but a useful four-step process. Hear them. Clear your mind, prevent your thinking, and take in everything they’re telling you. Turn on your state of appreciation to make sure they know you’re hearing them. Listen to yourself. That inner voice, demon. Your emotions and feelings will prevent you from hearing them. Turn them off. Use CBT – cognitive behavioural coaching - to rid them, they’re not helping you right now. Playback. In…

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