Anyone can be a successful public speaker. Dale Carnegie created time-tested methods that shape even nervous novices into confident presenters. Companies value these skills for internal communication, too, especially for team leaders and project managers.
Online does not meet uninteresting. Geographic diversity, global reach and personal schedules often demand meetings without the big table and chairs. Running an online meeting is different and requires tools to keep team members engaged, build cooperation and establish next steps.
We envy people who always seem to know what to say and how to say it. Awareness of word choices, tone and body language goes a long way. The skills to disagree agreeably, listen actively and communicate more effectively can influence people and drive results.
Presenting online requires an extra level of sensitivity and enthusiasm because it is much easier for the person on the other end to get distracted. However, if you can get their attention and keep it – this can be an extremely interactive and dynamic experience.