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Featured Panelists Spotlight: Best Practices for Online Communications
March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
Presenting Your Best on Work Video Conference Calls Ticket
What is the Featured Panelists Spotlight?
Our Featured Panelists Spotlight will be held every first Wednesday of each month. During the Featured Panelists Spotlight, we invite guest panelists to share their experiences, insights, tips and strategies that they have found to be effective in their professional or personal lives when tackling the featured topic for the month.
March Featured Topic – Best Practices for Online Communications
During the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us found that we had to move to a new way of working – abandoning our offices and setting up to work from our home offices. Our work meetings are no longer in person affairs but rather, conducted several times a day over online video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Teams, Google Meet, Skype, etc.
To present our best selves in these video conferencing calls, it is still really important to look and sound as polished and professional as possible, and to understand that conducting these online meetings can have their own unique etiquette. Even if you are a seasoned communicator, you can still make some common mistakes when communicating through this new medium.
Our panelists will share how they have optimized their video conferencing setup so they can look, feel and present their best during their online meetings! They will discuss common mistakes with these types of communications and how to reduce distractions that can occur at these online interactions, so that you can get your messages across.
Erin Keam is a Kiwi living in Seattle who works with women solopreneurs to create their ideal life and achieve their vision. She combines her 23 years’ experience mentoring and being mentored in the recovery field with her career in marketing, film, media, TV, advertising, real estate and customer service (and a passion for fashion) to be a trusted source for solutions to what is getting between you and the life you want. She offers two paths to progress. One is her unique LifeStyle Statement sessions, in which women uncover their personal themes which are distilled into a one-of-a-kind Statement which can then be taken to every area of their life from wardrobe to relationships to their business to their career and their home. The other are her “pressure relief” mini-intensives where the focus is on moving closer to your vision through exploring and tackling personal and marketing issues which are keeping you stuck, whether clarifying your website’s message to your clients, looking at how you spend your time and money, decluttering (mental and physical), dressing as who you want to be, assessing the first impression your media and home office make on your ideal clients and creating action plans to get you the life you want. When she’s not doing this, she’s interviewing women entrepreneurs on her podcast Conversations About Closets With My Closet 1000 Friends, about what they do, why and what they love about it, with one or two questions in there about clothing (there’s that passion for fashion!). Female-identifying (or non-binary) and want to be a guest? More details on Erin: erinkeam.com
Andrew McMaster, Founder of ImprovMindset, is an actor, director and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the arts. He was a founder of Jet City Improv, a non-profit theater that he managed for 25 years, and worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies to provide presentation support and messaging as well as team building and communications trainings. Andrew is dedicated to experiential learning, providing opportunities for self-discovery and driving innovation in our everyday lives. His exercises are designed to develop leaders who can communicate on all levels (focusing on emotional intelligence) and have your team practicing key relationship-building skills. Participants will leave with practical tools and lessons to apply at all stages of their work, even in crisis.
Location/ Date & Time
Online via Zoom only:
*****Zoom link will be provided in the RSVP confirmation email*******
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Time: 12pm – 1:00pmPT/1pm-2pmMT/2pm-3pmCT/3pm-4pmET
Who Can Attend & Fee
Public Event – Open to all members and non-members of The Koa Club