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Podcast: Boss Better Now by Joe Mull
What if in the next 30 days you could enhance your influence and impact virtually? What if your listeners looked forward to meeting with you via Zoom?
Today, we sit behind a screen for hours on end without giving our minds time to transition between online interactions properly. Three action steps you can take today will make sure you consistently have influence and impact virtually.
- Record Yourself
If you’ve been following us, you knew I was going to say this!
Recording yourself is an easy step to take when we’re virtual. You’ll quickly identify what works, what you need to enhance, and where you’re creating distractions. I’d lie to you if I said this is easy. My team and I frequently record ourselves. It doesn’t get easier…YOU get better! It requires you to have some grit, be open-minded and vulnerable.
At least once a week, record yourself during your virtual interactions. Watch your playback and
Write down what you see and hear.
What we write we invite in our life!
Pay attention to how you are on camera to fully understand how your listeners perceive you. Are you clear, concise or do you lack brevity? Having influence takes an ongoing commitment to personal improvement.
- You’re not influential if you’re not focusing on your Personal Development
Talking about being influential isn’t the same as putting in the work. You don’t talk about how you will swing the golf club to improve your game. You get out on the golf course and you deliberately practice.
Your Challenge …
Share with individuals in your personal and professional life that you’re committed to improving your virtual presence and communication skills.
Do you need to improve your eye contact or do you interrupt others before they can finish their thought?
Whatever you identify in your recordings as a listening weakness, write it down and commit to changing that behavior over the next 30 days.
- Ask for Constructive Feedback
Having others tell you how good you are will get you nowhere.
Find 3 people you trust who will tell you the truth about your communication and what you need to improve. Write down their recommendations and commit to following up within 30 days to discuss what you have done to address their feedback.
It’s not too late to enhance your virtual presence. How you show up and how you stay showed up in this space will either enhance or jeopardize your influence when you’re in-person. You always have control of your development. It’s putting this control into action that sets you apart from those who sit and wait.
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