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3 Factors to Improve Attention and Interaction in Virtual Meetings


May I have your attention, please?! … Gosh, if only it were that easy! I’m sorry to say that virtual interaction rarely happens on its own. Meaning that, as the salesperson, it is your responsibility to create both the desire and the opportunity for your customer to easily interact with you when on a virtual sales call. Too many salespeople think of video engagement as lobbing a few questions at their audience or inviting them to type something into the chat. Unfortunately, this simply will not do! With audience attention spans spinning ever downward and distractions on the rise, random acts of forced engagement are not going to produce the consistent level of involvement necessary for your message to be heard and (ideally) acted upon by buyers. To promote attention and interaction successfully, you need to have a plan. This plan should consider the limits on virtual attention, typical social Read More

Don’t Let Your Presentation Tools Steal your Spotlight…and your Audience!


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I love new technology. Especially presentation tools that make connecting with an audience more effective and impactful. That’s why I was excited to try the new Logitech Spotlight remote. Like most presentation remotes, the Spotlight allows you to advance your slides and go to black without being tethered to your laptop. It can even control the volume, which is super handy if you’ve ever started a video and had to race back to your computer to stop it from blowing everyone’s ear drums away! But the real showstopper on the Spotlight is a feature that allows you to magnify or highlight a circular selection on your screen while shading the rest of the slide. And it doesn’t just work on slides. You can even use it on word, excel or other software. Here’s an example of a screen in typical presentation mode: And here’s an example of that same screen Read More

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