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“Suddenly Virtual: Making Remote Meetings Work”

by Soraya Alcalá

Supercharge your virtual meetings with evidence-based practices from an award-winning team

The shift to virtual meetings was sudden and often traumatic for businesses across all industries as they responded to the global pandemic. Rather than focusing on what worked best, they focused on what worked now . . . which meant closing up the office and being suddenly virtual in nearly every meeting, often without the tools, the training, or the expertise to optimize the new “kitchen table” office. Thankfully, businesses are beginning to be more purposeful in both the tools they use and the approach they take.

This book seeks to be a definitive guide for businesses looking to make their meetings as effective as possible in the ever-evolving “new normal” ―leveraging insights from some of the foremost thought leaders in meeting science and on-camera communication.

This book will:

· Highlight new research insights springing from the rapid and exponential adoption of virtual meeting technology

· Discuss the problems, challenges, and pitfalls of meeting in this new modality

· Provide practical, actionable best practices, backed by meeting research that lead to more productive and effective virtual meetings

Perfect for executives, managers, and employees at companies in all industries and of all sizes, Suddenly Virtual provides practical and actionable best practices that lead to more productive and effective remote meetings.

About the Authors

Karin Reed is an Emmy Award winning former anchorwoman who transitioned into coaching C-Suite level executives in the art of communicating on camera over the last decade and a half. Suddenly Virtual is her second book published by Wiley & Sons Publishing.

Joe Allen, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah, and the world’s leading scientific expert on workplace meetings and organizational community engagement, with more than 100 published articles in academic journals. Joe Allen is also Director for The Center for Meeting Effectiveness. Suddenly Virtual is his first book.

Now that so many of us are able to work from anywhere, remotely, if we want to continue to enjoy those perks, being an effective virtual/on-camera communicator is non-negotiable.

Stanford University’s School of Business has incorporated the book into their curriculum 
for their Essentials of Strategic Communication course for their Spring 2021 semester. 

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