Can You Hear Me?: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World

October 30, 2018|
Can You Hear Me?: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World by Nick Morgan
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Your manual for remote and virtual work

Communicating virtually is cool, useful, and now even more ubiquitous and necessary than ever. But we''re often reminded that the quality of human connection we experience in many forms of virtual communication is awful. We''ve all felt disconnected in a video conference, frustrated that we''re not getting through on the phone, upset when our email is badly misinterpreted, or anxious that we''re being misunderstood.

How can we fix this? In this powerful, practical book, communication expert Nick Morgan outlines five big problems with communication in the virtual world&#8212lack of feedback, lack of empathy, lack of control, lack of emotion, and lack of connection and commitment&#8212and shows how to overcome them as we shift to working remotely more and more.

Morgan argues that while virtual communication will never be as rich or intuitive as a face-to-face meeting, recent research suggests that we need to learn is toconsciouslydeliver a whole set of cues, both verbal and nonverbal, that we used to deliverunconsciouslyin the pre-virtual era. He guides us through this important process, providing rules for virtual feedback, an empathy assessment and virtual temperature check, tips for creating trust in a virtual context, and advice for specific digital channels such as email and text, the conference call, Skype, and more.

Whether you''re an entrepreneur, an independent professional, or a manager in an organization that has more than one office or customers who aren''t nearby,Can You Hear Me?is your essential communications manual for twenty-first-century work.

Nick Morganis one of America''s top communication coaches and thinkers. His clients include leaders ofFortune50 companies. His blog reaches 100,000 readers every month and is widely syndicated. He appears regularly on CNN as an expert commentator and is a frequent contributor to HBR.org. He is the author ofGive Your Speech, Change the ...
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Title:Can You Hear Me?: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.98 in
Published:October 30, 2018
Publisher:Harvard Business Review Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781633694446

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