Virtual Presence

Engage, build relationships, and influence others when you don’t have the benefit of face-to-face interaction.

Are virtual audiences feeling engaged—or are they tuning out?

When employees, colleagues and customers are communicating across cities, time zones and even countries, building strong relationships is essential to getting things done—and also more challenging. When they can’t rely on the benefits and nuances of in-person interaction, the most successful leaders, managers and professionals harness their Virtual Presence to connect authentically with their remote audiences in order to influence and inspire across the virtual divide.

Virtual Presence uses best-in-class virtual learning platforms and a unique methodology rooted in actor training to help your leaders and high potentials engage, build relationships and connect with people in any virtual context.

Designed for:

  • Leaders who manage remote teams or employees
  • Individual contributors who present to customers via virtual platforms
  • Managers who regularly facilitate virtual meetings
  • Professionals at any level who would like to show up with a stronger phone and webcam presence

Learning objectives

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Engage remote audiences more effectively using a variety of tools and frameworks.
  • Have a stronger, more expressive vocal and webcam presence during virtual interactions.
  • Deepen internal and external relationships, even in the absence of face-to-face interaction.
  • Make virtual communications more concise, clear and aligned with their intentions.

Program Outline

(3 x 120minute Virtual Instructor Led Sessions)

VILT Session 1 (2 hours)

The Present Leader and the Trusted Advisor

  • Mentally and physically preparing to lead a virtual meeting or presentation
  • Building skills to capture the attention of listeners so they won’t be tempted to multitask
  • Practicing listening in a way that builds relationships
  • Applying a four-step process for handling difficult conversations via phone or web conference

Setting (and Sharing) the Stage

Setting (and Sharing) the Stage

  • Understanding the ways language, voice, body and energy distinguish strong virtual presence
  • Learning and applying a six-step process for managing virtual meetings
  • Integrating all of the skills of vPRES to roleplay a virtual meeting with a partner, followed by peer and facilitator feedback
  • Exploring best practices for appearing via webcam

VILT Session 3 (2 hours)

Painting a Picture Using Virtual Communication.

  • Leveraging metaphoric language in order to connect with an audience
  • Using vocal tone and variety to communicate expressively
  • Setting the tone of a virtual presentation or interaction by aligning vocal delivery with intention
  • Action planning for continuing to develop virtual presence