Working from Home: Evolving Online Communication
~ Gwilda Wiyaka ~
Due to COVID-19, many of us are suddenly confronted with holding classes, sessions or meetings online. Having been a teacher with years of experience speaking in front of large groups, I was shocked at the enormous adjustment that working in cyberspace required. When holding my first Zoom class, I was suddenly confronted with sitting alone in my living room, facing a web cam, and speaking to electronics rather than people. To top it off, I am camera shy in the extreme. For the first time in years, I was tongue tied!
With the second wave of COVID-19 looming, it occurred to me that many of us need some new tools to evolve the way we speak and connect through an impersonal electronic modality. With all the isolation, how can we personalize and humanize our online communications? How can we reach out and touch our people, heart to heart, to ease their way in this frightening new landscape?
With us today to delve into the topic is motivational speaker and public speaking coach Milo Shapiro. In 2000, Milo left fifteen years in I.T. to pursue his then18-year passion: applying improvisation to business practices and personal development. His teamwork course, “TEAMprovising,” improves communication, boosts innovation, and builds community. With 10+ years in the National Speakers Association, this motivational speaker and public speaking coach has entertained and educated through lecture, classes, and improv-related speeches, delighting audiences nationwide. Milo is the author of "Public Speaking: Get A's, Not Zzzzzz's!" "Public Speaking for TEENS: Get A's, Not Zzzzzz's!" and "The Worst Days Make the BEST Stories!"LISTEN HERE >>>