Speaking in a Virtual World (Members Only)

Strategies for Effective, Polished Communication in Virtual Meetings, Panels, and other Video Conference Events
Please note that this event will be through Zoom. Login information will be provided in the reminder email closer to the event
Hosted by: Professional Development Advisory Group

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust video conferencing, virtual meetings, and remote work arrangements into the mainstream. But nearly a year into our mass experiment in virtual everything, many people – new hires and senior leaders alike – are still uncomfortable or would appreciate tips on how best to thrive with this medium of communication. As it turns out, there’s more to having a virtual meeting or making good impression at a virtual event than just giving your computer access to your camera and microphone. 

Virtual meetings and events are here to stay, and it’s crucial for leaders and professionals to communicate with strength, polish, and confidence in this medium. This engaging and practical workshop will help you make quick and significant improvements to your video conferences and on-camera communication. We will cover practical, easy-to-implement strategies to increase your overall polish, boost engagement of those on the call, and work more effectively within this technology. Get ready to learn how to:

  • Optimize your set-up and appearance to improve the quality, professionalism, and polish of your video conferencing
  • Use specific on-camera communication techniques to boost engagement and connection
  • Successfully moderate, facilitate, and participate in conversations and expert panels

Speaker: Lauren Sergy, Public Speaking and Communication Expert

Members - FREE 
(member pricing underwritten by CFA Society Chicago)

Registration: Online 
Zoom login information will be provided in the reminder email closer to the event. 
Registration closes at 5:00 PM on April 7, 2021.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM CDT: Presentation

Please log in a few minutes early to test your video and internet connections. Distribution of presentation slides is at the discretion of the speaker and may not be available for this event

Speaker Bio:

Lauren Sergy, public speaking and communication expert, has helped thousands of people become more effective leaders by developing critical communication skills such as persuasion, presentation, and executive presence. Sergy tackles tough communication issues with humor and candor. She has worked with clients and audiences in Canada, the US, the UK, and Europe including KPMG, T-Mobile, Grant Thornton, Northern Trust Global Asset Management, KKR Global Investments, and many more. She holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in English, and a certificate in Management Development; she teaches programs on business communication at the University of Alberta. Her book, The Handy Communication Answer Book, was featured on Library Journal’s Best Reference Books of 2017 list.  You can see more of Lauren's work at https://LaurenSergy.com

*Special Notes Regarding Fees
This event is open to members only. If you are a member of another CFA Society please contact the office to register under the Global Passport Program. Registration online is required and closes at 5:00 PM on April 7, 2021.

Passport Program
Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Society Chicago member rate. Please call the CFA Society Chicago office at 312-251-1301 to register. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the Society member rate.

4/8/2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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