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Mastering Virtual Communication

For the past six months, we've been in countless hours of virtual meetings and presentations. While we've learned a lot along the way, there is still an opportunity to make these virtual engagements more effective and more enjoyable. This short talk focuses on how we can take our virtual meetings and presentations to the next level. We will focus on three main topics:

  • Connection - Improve online presence and keep rapport alive
  • Brevity - Be clear and concise
  • Participation – Create more engagement and inclusion


Anne Ricketts

Founder of Lighthouse Communications & Communication Coach

Anne Ricketts is the founder of Lighthouse Communications. She teaches workshops and coaches individuals in the areas of presentation skills, executive presence, communication skills, and English as a Second Language. Anne was a communication coach at the Stanford Graduate School of Business...

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