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I was catching up with my accountability partner Joy the other day, and she asked the million dollar question: “How do you not feel Zoom fatigue at all these virtual meetings? We’re all going from one meeting to the next, and it feels tiring after a while!” She’s not the only person feeling like a […]

Engagement, Preparation, Virtual Meetings, Zoom

June 11, 2021

HELP! I’m Zoomed Out

Zoomed Out

Virtual work meetings from home have become a way of life for many of us over the past few months. Just when one meeting ends, another one is scheduled to begin. All those back-to-back virtual meetings can start to wear on you after a while, and cause “Zoom fatigue” (this can happen with any virtual […]

Engagement, Stage Presence, Virtual Meetings

September 14, 2020

3 Tips for Staying Energetic in Virtual Meetings

woman in meeting

You’ve just begun your professional speaking career – CONGRATULATIONS!! You’ve created your presentations that you’re ready to get paid for, started looking for events/organizations you can speak at, and have been passing your business card to anyone and everyone you come in contact with. Sooo…why are the engagements not happening? It could be for any […]

Engagement, Preparation, Speaking Tips

July 1, 2020

5 Mistakes that New Speakers Make

woman speaking

If you’re anything like me, you have been attending non-stop virtual meetings and events since the Coronavirus forced us all to hunker down in our homes. Online meetings are a different animal altogether than when you gather in person. Sure, there’s still sharing of information and an exchange of ideas happening, BUT – there are […]

Engagement, Q & A, Speaking Tips, Speaking Tools, Virtual Meetings

May 9, 2020

4 Things You’re Doing that Annoy Your Virtual Audience

I attended the Power Networking Conference in Houston at the end of June. This is an annual event created by Dr. George Fraser – master networker, entrepreneur, and author – where the brightest business minds converge in one place. I attended the dynamic “Art and Science of Sales” workshop by Linda Clemons, a sales and […]

Engagement, Speaking Tips, Speaking Tools, Stage Presence

August 12, 2019

What’s In A Name? Use Your Audience Members’ Names