Techniques to perform on a virtual stage
In response to Covid-19, the swift adaptation by many companies from office to remote working, in most cases overnight, has been admirable.
We too are adapting, from setting up online one-to-one coaching sessions with our clients, to providing digital solutions to help you perform brilliantly at work. Yet one thing remains the same, whether you're working face-to-face, or from home. Engaging the fundamental, human tools of communication - the body, breath and voice, will always transform your performance.
Your virtual stage
In this new suite of films, our expert tutor Kate Walker Miles shares techniques to help you perform well on a virtual stage by offering advice on three key themes: Audience, Breath and Posture, ensuring you have as much impact through a screen as you do in person.
''Turn the camera around''. This will lift the pressure from you to simply speak at the person, or the people you're addressing through the lens, it will encourage you to think about how you're drawing them in to ensure your message really lands.
''If in doubt, breathe out.'' Breathe out before you begin your virtual meeting or presentation. This will tell your nervous system that you are OK, enabling you to enter the virtual space on a rich, released breath. If you feel at ease with yourself, people will feel at ease with you.
''Owning our space'' and aligning your body helps you to show up as someone who has presence, is trustworthy and makes others feels safe. This is especially important when you don't have the added benefit of a physical presence. Imagine a piece of string is gently pulling you upwards from the top of your head.