While the conversations are not that different, the mediums are, and cultivating a number of habits to support more effective virtual conversations can help us in the long term. Just as we have developed certain ways of working in the in-person realm, there are several things we can do to make our work in the virtual space even easier, especially around setting everyone up for success with virtual conversations.
In chapter 6 of my new book, Effective Virtual Conversations I share the following habits to cultivate (pp 223):
- Calling on people by name
- Reviewing feedback received and making tweaks every time you lead a program
- Doing a walk-through of the day/session/flow, even if you have run the program before
- Visualizing the roadmap of your call - noting the start, end and key points you want to reinforce
- Checking that your recording is really working
- Getting on the line at least 10 minutes in advance
- Using a blend of media, even those you aren't comfortable with
Habits are things we do consistently and starting to orient our schedule and attention around these areas can support us in easing into our virtual calls. What are the habits and regular practices you want to create so that you can lead engaging and impactful conversations every time?
Tomorrow we will turn our attention to habits to avoid.
Have a great Tuesday,
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