Written By: Sandi MacCalla ~ 6/13/2022
Working online brings on equality and focus. These two attributes are critical to engaging your super-powers and serving others.
As a new vehicle of conducting business, users receive immediate feedback on what is successful in ‘live’ relationships. It does require perception, reflection, and skilled listening. Consider these like muscles – they need exercise to develop.
To reverse engineer any upcoming remote meeting (identify your goal first and work backwards):
- Allow yourself to envision the BEST OUTCOME:
- If helpful, jot down key results you seek. Thanks Pexels – Polina Zimmerman
- Online meeting platforms allow individuals to speak, query and contribute:
- Through Chat
- Raise your hand to speak
- Start with your objective first
- Next, fill in key details and answer questions
- Save the “best for last” – the “WHY” behind your comments.
- Remote meetings equally engage all to contribute:
- We’re all the same height online.
- We’re all on the beach somewhere.
- Informational sharing (links, resources, etc.) can easily be posted in Chat and shared with all.
- Only one person can speak (and be heard) at a time.
- When you’re in the spotlight, respect yourself and others by speaking clearly, focusing your comments on the topic under discussion. Or, in the alternative, suggest and get buy-in to shift the line of discussion to a new direction.
- Honor others by reducing sight and sound on your side of the screen:
- Blur your background or green-screen a static image that communicates your “WHO” to others.
- Background motion draws listeners to involuntarily follow the action:
!SQUIRREL! (Thank you Pexels-Ralph)
- Mute your mic when you are not speaking and press the space bar to speak.
- Background sounds can distort your message for some listeners.
Join in this topic with your “live – you can’t make this stuff up” stories. We gladly share (anonymously, if requested) all anecdotal wisdom to “master your game of life!”