If you’re shifting your talk to virtual, that means you have to think about what content is NEEDED and what WORKS virtually. Those are two different filters, but you need both in order for your content to work virtually.
But what WORKS in a virtual setting might be something more like the going over the FRAMEWORK before diving in. You might be able to get into more details in a live workshop or keynote setting – but when you’re virtual, you want to use an even higher bar for what you share.
Making sure you can be SEEN, HEARD… and UNDERSTOOD. That your lighting is coming AT you (not from behind you), that you can be heard without too much distraction and that you are making sense and are understood by your audience.
- keeping your background and what you’re wearing simple, so it doesn’t invite in questions or thoughts that take your audience somewhere else… unless, of course, that’s where you want them to go!
- Testing your tech and equipment so that doesn’t take the focus away
- And being really intuitional about where you want your audience to be looking – and direct their attention there.
- In CREATING connection, based on how you deliver your talk. With content that resonates…. stories that deliver powerful ideas and really potent insights that your audience NEEDS. That does a lot of work for you in terms of connection!
- We also CREATE connection by how we approach with our mindset…by imagining a friendly face beyond the camera, and even if you’re speaking to an empty auditiorium or room, remembering that there are real people watching you right now…you are not just talking to yourself.
- It’s up to the speaker to reach out beyond the camera to make that connection…
- But the other piece is in ASKING FOR connection from your audience. And that is using the tools at your disposal that are particular to virtual engagements!
- It’s about using the chat features, polls, CTA buttons
- It’s about making your face visible as much as possible, and not hiding behind your slides and screen
- It’s about utilizing the parallel ways to communicate! And this opens up all kinds of possibilities!
- How can I adjust my content for this moment?
- How can I adjust the context, and set up my audience for the kind of experience I want them to have?
- How can I adjust my strategies for connection – so that my audience can feel my intent, care and purpose?
- If you’re shifting your talk to virtual, that means you have to think about what content is needed and what works virtually
- The more we can do to focus our people’s attention where we want it to go – the better
- When you’re speaking virtually, your emails before the event are the equivalent to the first moment you step out on stage in a live event
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We create connection by how we approach with our mindset
- It’s a step-by-step process from beginning to end… helping you move through creative blocks, stay accountable to a timeline, and also make room for the creative genius to come and find you when she’s ready (and keep showing up, even when she doesn’t)…
- 3x we’ll get together for a half-day “studio salon” where we’ll workshop your content and delivery, you’ll get expert feedback from me – and connect with your peers
- The course will live on Movers-U this amazing platform where the community ALSO lives… and I have to say? That community in there fills me up each day – with their support, questions, and all the ways in which they’re sharing their voices and making a difference in the world…