Light Up Your Virtual Presentations

Light Up Your Virtual Presentations

Have you recently been on a call where the other person is sat with a window behind them and all you see is a silhouette? Or have you seen someone with the opposite problem: the window is behind their screen, and all you can see is a bright glow where the person...
Virtual Everything

Virtual Everything

I am currently on lockdown in France, where things are a bit stricter than in the UK. You can only leave your house for 1 of 4 reasons, and you have to have a signed, dated and timed piece of paper with you which states where you live and why you are outside. Luckily,...
Ready For Your Close-up? The Camera and You

Ready For Your Close-up? The Camera and You

More and more, speakers are presenting less in rooms and more in front of cameras. Whether it’s recorded pieces to satellite links, teleconferences or training videos, the camera is a common object in the life of many communicators. Surprisingly, it’s also still one...
Speaking for Video: Presenteritis

Speaking for Video: Presenteritis

How difficult do you find it to express your message in around a minute? Most of us tend to waffle on if given half the chance. Partly this is because brevity takes a lot of work and thought; partly it’s because communicating in short bursts is an artificial,...
Mastering The Videoconference: 21st-Century Speaking

Mastering The Videoconference: 21st-Century Speaking

In science fiction films, people routinely talk to holograms of other people as if they are really there. This often takes place over vast interstellar distances, with no apparent problem of connection or interference. Alas, we live only in the present and don’t have...

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