A strong personal presence when communicating virtually is key to fostering cohesion and ensuring that both individuals and team members are effectively communicated to. Colleagues also receive an enhanced sense of belonging and are conveyed the feeling they work in and are part of a supportive environment. The risk of continued ‘low-Presence’ and weak communication could make individuals or teams prone to:
All resulting in low productivity and poor business results.
Poor ‘presence’ when communicating online can result in the loss of information due to the lack of non-verbal communication. The absence of non-verbal cues can lead to frustration, misunderstandings and eventually even generate conflict among those they work with. Having a strong ‘virtual presence’ can create an environment for individuals to feel motivated, to participate, exchange ideas & identify creative solutions to longstanding business problems. Virtual presence can usually augment participant engagement, encouraging cross-fertilisation among different people, which leads to high-quality group decision making and leading to positive business outcomes.
Virtual Presence is a highly experiential, virtual instructor-led training (VILT) that includes three two-hour live online sessions, coaching and action planning accompanied by asynchronous assignments for additional reflection and skill reinforcement.
Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to: