Career Development

Job Cast: Time to Unmute

July 22, 2021

Speaking Up in a Virtual Workplace

Tune in for the live Job Cast


Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Time: 10:00–11:00 am PT | 12:00–1:00 pm CT | 1:00–2:00 pm ET

In response to the pandemic, much of the global workforce rapidly transitioned out of conventional offices to work remotely. In a recent Indeed survey of people who transitioned to a home office, 45% reported that they miss in-person meetings.1

One reason may be that communication tactics that work in a conference room don’t always translate in a virtual setting. Social cues like body language and tone of voice are important ways to communicate in meetings, and they can be easier to read when you’re in the same physical space. Video conferencing platforms like Zoom or Microsoft Teams allow colleagues to collaborate and communicate with each other, but for some, it can lead to communication barriers.

If you have struggled to get your voice heard in Zoom meetings, or you had something important to say, but shied away from sharing it, this workshop is for you. Tune in to learn how to elevate your presence in virtual meetings to contribute confidently and communicate effectively.

Key Takeaways:

  • Respectfully interject in the virtual meeting
  • Hold the floor with confidence
  • Keep your composure while managing interruptions

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1 Indeed survey, n=808 working full-time remote in the U.S. due to COVID-19

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