Insights for Working Virtually

This blog is for anyone who communicates in-person or virtually in the business world.

This blog is for anyone who communicates in-person or virtually in the business world.

Engagement Is As Important As Content in Virtual

Engagement Is As Important As Content in Virtual

If a tree falls in a forest, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a make a sound? We can debate this philosophical or scientific question forever. However the more important question (to me) is: If a virtual instructor is teaching, but there is little engagement, does learning occur? Just as scientists might argue that sound is a vibration interpreted only by the ear, learning experts will tell you that learning only happens when people care.

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3 Ideas on Using Virtual to Develop Diverse Global Talent

3 Ideas on Using Virtual to Develop Diverse Global Talent

As our working world continues to become more global, development of diverse talent should be on the goal list of any leader whose business is reliant on human capital. In a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers CEO Survey, 85% of CEOs whose companies have a diversity and inclusiveness strategy say it enhanced the company’s performance. 71% of CEOs said they were searching for talent across markets, sectors and demographics.

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Don’t Let Your Inner Monologue Hinder You In Virtual

Don’t Let Your Inner Monologue Hinder You In Virtual

I’d never seen anything quite this beautiful. The water was crystal blue and the sand off the Oahu coast appeared like wispy, heavenly clouds. It was a tranquility that was teaming with life as fish darted in and out of the reef. This peaceful sight was eclipsed only by the near absence of sound - a quiet serenity broken simply by the sound of my frantic breathing.

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Don't Leave Your SME's Delivery to Chance

Don't Leave Your SME's Delivery to Chance

I love my mechanic! If you own a vehicle, then you are aware how critical it is to have a stellar mechanic tagged as a favorite on your phone. While I'm skilled at a few things, I'll openly admit that working under the hood of a vehicle is not one of my strengths. I've developed a relationship with my mechanic where I have the utmost trust in what he is good at which allows me to focus on what I do best. So here is the challenge. When he calls me with his diagnosis, after about 45 seconds I begin to glaze over with fluttering eyelids and a sense that I've just talked with Charlie Brown's teacher. In the space of two minutes, he's given me much more information than I needed. In communication, knowing a lot can work both for you and against you.

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