The Pandemic won’t end in a single flash of light, we know that, so how do we cope?

Recently, the Chief Operating Officer of JP Morgan Chase said there was “zero percent chance [of] going back to the office with 100 percent of the people 100 percent of the time” – and zero percent chance of major corporations going fully remote.

That means hybrid working and hybrid communication. The top five employers in the UK (in terms of numbers of employees) have all said that they are not expecting people to come back to the office full time; they anticipate two to three days in the office per week only, so the likelihood of a whole team being gathered in one place at one time is small.

So, for the foreseeable future, leaders must be able to deliver material effectively and with impact both in-person and online.

I am involved in several hybrid events at the moment with both a live and a virtual audience which brings its own communication challenges. The good news is that the skills necessary to meeting these challenges already exist – and a good speaker trainer can help you obtain them. (The even better news is that you know at least one! Shouldn’t we be talking? )

What is new doesn’t have to be scary – in fact, it can be easily achieved, given the right planning. Preparation, preparation, preparation and you’ll be ready for anything the hybrid world throws at you.

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