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Do Tell: Virtually
25 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
How to prepare to interview virtually
Today we are talking careers with Shelly Stotzer, owner of Crosworks Career and Talent Strategists. We reached out to Shelly to find out how the landscape of career search and interviews are changing in this new virtual landscape. Shelly has more than 20 years of executive leadership and coaching experience. Her expertise across business disciplines gives her a deep knowledge of the working work and a unique perspective. 00:08 The Intro: Shelly Stotzer 02:02 What has changed in interviewing in a virtual world? 04:14: What are new techniques to prepare fir a virtual interview? 06:01: Other things to think about about as you prepare for a virtual interview? 07:39: What about the interviewer? 09:30: More things to consider for a successful virtual interview 10:38: What's your hope for the future? 14:25: Prepare to know yourself: How to begin the process 18:49: Does being scared, or fearful, change how you look for a job? 23:40: The Wrap
12 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
Utilizing a producer...technically speaking
When you are speaking, facilitating, teaching, or leading on a virtual platform, there is a lot to pay attention to. Technology doesn't need to be one of them. Utilizing a producer to help take care of the technical elements can help your virtual events and meetings run smoothly. Mo Davari, an IT expert, joins us to talk about his role as a producer and how you can prepare yourself so technology is the last thing you need to worry about. 00:08: The Intro 01:56: Preparing for an online event from a technical standpoint 02:54: Specific technical advice for virtual sessions 04:41: What do speakers need to make a successful event 06:23: How do you view your roll 08:48: How to deal with presenter nervousness 09:40: It takes a team 11:08: The Wrap
34 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Raising major gifts virtually
Melinda Church works with GGA as their lead on strategic communications, working with dozens of healthcare systems, universities, private K-12 schools and foundations and others in the social sector. Her work is largely in partnering to make the case for philanthropy through proposals, cases, pitch, decks, and events that radically changed and suddenly changed with everything else in March. 00:08: The Intro 03:47: How to cultivate major donors virtually 06:49: Finding out where they are today 07:57: What's the prospect to building a relation with new donors 16:00: Making the ask 19:33: What happened before still happens 25:30: What comes next? What's the new norm? 31:00: The Wrap
16 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
Meeting Social Emotional Needs in Remote School
When COVID 19 hit and students were sent home, elementary school teachers were among the most challenged to provide both learning and engagement to the our youngest students. But more importantly, the transition to supporting their social emotional needs became a daily struggle. In this episode, we walk through the inspiring and sometimes heartbreaking stories of one teacher, Michelle Schroeder-Lowrey, who as a music, movement and theater teacher had to find extra creative ways to adjust her class content and deliveries. 00:10 - The Intro: Michelle Schroedeer-Lowrey 01:49 - Chapter 1: Moving from live to virtual 03:39 - Chapter 2: Digging deeper in social emotional needs 05:57 - Chapter 3: Help for parents struggling 07:14 - Chapter 4: Moment in COVID time that sticks with you? 09:57 - Chapter 5: Meeting students outside the class with facetime 15:08: The Wrap: What do you say to the teachers out there?
32 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
Turning around an event ocean liner
Meredith Kaganovskiy is a certified meeting professional and Senior Project Manager of the DIA Global Annual Meeting. Meredith is passionate about creating experiences and environments that give individuals opportunities to learn and connect with each other and has designed conferences for domestic and international nonprofit associations since 2004. DIA is the Drug Information Association and has provided the world’s largest global, neutral stage for life science professionals to come together and address healthcare challenges. The Global Annual Meeting brings together patients, industry, regulators, and academia from all angles of the product lifecycle, from more than 50 countries. 00:14 – Chapter One: The Intro: Meredith and the DIA 02:08 – Chapter Two: Major Conferences Going Virtual 02:50 – Chapter Three: Why Pivot to Virtual 08:49 – Chapter Four: Different Styles of Virtual Presentation 12:18 - Chapter Five: The Data in a Virtual Event 14:13 – Chapter Six: The Pivot of Speakers 18:50 – Chapter Seven: Concept of a virtual speaker ready room 21:33 - Chapter Eight: The Big Question: Will you go back to live? 22:58 – Chapter Nine: Advice on pivoting a large conference to virtual 24:09 – Chapter Ten: Keeping true to original conference 30:47 – The Wrap
30 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Your Voice – It’s more than just the sound of it
On this episode of DoTell Virtually, Acacia Duncan talks Julia Guichard, a voice coach and instructor, who is also the a Chair and Chief Departmental Officer for the Miami University Theatre Department, about how to get the best out of your voice. 00:09 – Chapter 1: The Intro: Julia Guichard 04:17 – Chapter 2: Habits that aren’t helping your voice 08:10 – Chapter 3: Creating good habits to help your voice 13:44 – Chapter 4: Exercises for relaxing your voice 18:55 – Chapter 5: Creating a routine for your voice 23:13 – Chapter 6: Now you want to communicate, where to put yourself 27:51 – Chapter 7: The Wrap: three take-a-ways
19 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Engaging from a Distance
Abby Sturges is a Leadership Development Consultant, Facilitator, and Coach. She joins Ruth Milligan in a lively conversation about the strategies we use to initially engage virtual audiences. How do we “stoke” their attention when so many distractions are waiting our consumption. They discuss a wide array of both intentions and tactics, readily available to all virtual speakers, teachers, and trainers. 00:08 – Chapter 1: Welcome Abby 02:00 – Chapter 2: Developing Stokes Blog Post 03:55 – Chapter 3: Importance of first 90 seconds in a virtual meeting 06:15 – Chapter 4: Favorite 5 minute stokes 10:09 - Chapter 5: Benefits of Stokes 13:32 – Chapter 6: When Stokes go badly 17:16 –Chapter 7: The Wrap
30 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Big Ten School: Big Time Pivot
In this episode of Do Tell Virtually, Acacia Duncan talks with Liv Gjestvang, Associate Vice President, Learning Technology, from the Office of Distance Education and eLearning at The Ohio State University. They discuss pivoting to learning online within two weeks during the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis: what went wrong, what went right, other lessons learned, and how they're preparing for the fall semester. 00:08 – Chapter 1: Pre-Covid Duties 02:55 – Chapter 2: Pivot during the extended spring break 05:56 – Chapter 3: Triage for teaching: Standing up a suite of four websites 07:46 – Chapter 4: Learning from the front lines 09:15 - Chapter 5: Synchronous vs Asynchronous Learning 11:57 – Chapter 6: Fostering connections using Zoom 14:15 – Chapter 6: Creating empathy in virtual world 18:20 – Chapter 7: Preparing for the future of virtual learning 22:06 – Chapter 8: Thoughts on designing a successful on-line experience 25:57 – Chapter 9: The Wrap
23 minutes | Jun 27, 2020
Recording yourself at home.
Any person who will be delivering a virtual talk, presentation, lecture, lesson or training will likely be asked to video record it for asynchronous (on demand) delivery. But what if you don't have a video studio to use and have never recorded anything before? In this episode, Brant Jones, lifelong video editor, didn't know he'd put his USC Film degree to work by sharing the dos and don'ts for producing a good video out of your home office, living room or yes, even kitchen. 00:08 Chapter 1: Introduction 02:10 Chapter 2: Standards for getting a great recording 06:16 Chapter 3: Leveling up with sound and lighting 10:30 Chapter 4: Using Green Screens 13:52 Chapter 5: Using Box Lights 15:45 Chapter 6: Horizontal or vertical for recording 16:37 Chapter 7: Using slides with Zoom 18:27 Chapter 8 : Find your camera lens and using a teleprompter app 20:33 Chapter 9: The Wrap
18 minutes | Jun 27, 2020
Engagement 101: How do you onboard a new associate?
Lachandra Baker is the director of Employee Engagement at a health care company. During the third week of COVID in March, 2020, she was tasked with moving a full 2-day live onboarding into a virtual one with only a week to plan. In this interview with Ruth Milligan, hosted a week after LaChandra completed this heroic task, she discusses how they managed to be true to their culture true as 20 new associates worked to navigate their way into the business and new careers - without being in person. 00:07 Chapter 1: The Nuts and Bolts of taking the event virtual 05:11 Chapter 2: Keeping the company culture in a virtual event 08:50 Chapter 3: Innovation is key 14:30 Chapter 4: Setting Expectations for the event 16:04 Chapter 5: Sparking Fun before event
16 minutes | Jun 27, 2020
A Primer on How to Teach Virtually
Anne Blum is a 20-year instructional designer who has at least a decade of experience in designing virtual classes. In this episode she explains the foundations of how teachers (of all levels) need to rethink their lessons, timing student engagement strategies as they transition from live to virtual teaching. She is interviewed by Do Tell Virtually co-host Ruth Milligan. 00:09 – Chapter 1: Welcome Ann 01:22 - Chapter 2: Defining a modality 03:36 – Chapter 3: How do people process knowledge virtually? 06:26 – Chapter 4: Three concepts to incorporate into virtual learning. 07:54 – Chapter 5: Attention spans in virtual setting 09:43 – Chapter 6: Being Concise 11:30 – Chapter 7: Think about Laddering 13:30 – Chapter 8: WIIFM 14:03 – Chapter 9: Bad Learning Design: Don’t boil the ocean 14:59 – Chapter 10: The Wrap
4 minutes | Jun 27, 2020
Introduction: Do Tell Virtually
In this learning series, expert speech communication coaches and trainers Ruth Milligan and Acacia Duncan reveal the new norms and rules for speaking, teaching, selling or training virtually. This episode introduces the series and the coaches.
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