As these two examples illustrate, there are opportunities and cues we don’t have when we move to conversations via screen. The first step to bridging this communication gap is in identifying what we lose, and assessing what the impact is.
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Vivian Smith went to meet with this client. Interestingly, Vivian had no trouble understanding her at all. What she learned, however, was that this client, the woman she was coaching, was in charge of approving or vetoing the budgets of the creatives who worked at the ad agency. She was the financial wizard who was keeping the whole thing moving forward.
1) Pay attention. Don’t do anything else while the video meeting is taking place.
What are your strengths? What do you love about how you connect with others? When are you at your best? When are you comfortable simply opening your mouth and talking?
When you decide to wing it, you’re deciding that your time and comfort are more important than the experience your audience will have.
“Winging it” usually leads to stream-of-consciousness remarks that are unstructured. There may well be moments of brilliance, but they’re hard to find in the rambling river of words.
Take the time to give your remarks some structure. A strong opening, transitions, and closing will make your audience feel taken care of.