In The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce, there’s the entry: “ALONE, adj. In bad company.” On the packaging of this mock Fisher-Price product offering, the despair of a crying baby is a burden wine promises to relieve. While “Covid-19” will win hands-down as 2020’s Word of the Year, being “remote” from colleagues, from happiness, and from one’s other numbed feelings, should be on the runners-up list. Look at the upside: at least this parody product isn’t cross-branded with Clorox to include ingesting some bleach to solve your woes!
A World of Zooming and Zapping
Communicating Virtually Is Like Eating Pringles Forever
Released today: episode 16 of “Dan Hill’s EQ Spotlight” podcast series, featuring Nick Morgan, the author of Can You Hear Me? Listen to the clip below and click on the image to get to the new episode.
How can we protect ourselves amid the emptiness and treachery of virtual communication?
Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches. He’s written for Fortune 50 CEOs as well as for political and educational leaders, and coached people for events ranging from TED talks to giving testimony to Congress.
Topics covered in this episode include:
- What’s the likeliest way to lose the trust of others during a conference call, and how can you best hope to restore it?
- Why are most online webinars a disaster and what kind of format improves them best?
- If powerpoint presentations are no longer the way to go in selling to prospects in online calls, what’s the alternative?
Dan Hill, PhD, is the president of Sensory Logic, Inc.