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Building Rapport in a Virtual Environment.

How to Build Rapport when Meeting Virtually

Although there are practices that build rapport whether we are in-person or virtual, virtual meetings carry unique considerations. Face-to-face gestures and speech patterns can come across differently, when we are separated by a screen. In this webinar, WITI members and guests will discover practices that build rapport when meeting with colleagues and clients virtually. These practices can help them move forward in their careers.

Topics will include

- The on-screen meeting and our brain
- Ideas for launching a conversion online
- Tips for tailoring your speaking style, so you are more likely to be heard
- Gestures that make others feel heard
- Common habits that can range from distarcting to disgusting when online

WITI Members and guests will leave with practical, concrete actions they can implement immediately.

Webinar will run 45 min. Q & A will follow. (Including struggles the webinar did not address)

Featured Speaker(s)

Janet Parnes spent more than 20 years in sales and public relations, working for companies that include Analog Devices and Lipton Tea. In 2005 she picked up on a dream and attended the Protocol School of Washington®. She now equips her professional clients with skills that project a professional presence, generates likeability, and trust to build businesses and advance careers.

She presented to organizations that span a broad spectrum of industries. They include Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, CBT Architects (through WITI's Nirva F), WEST (Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology) AWIS (Association of Women in Science), Chambers of Commerce, Bentley University's Center for International Students & Scholars, and businesses in STEM, law, and real estate.

Also, a professional storyteller Janet uses these skills to pepper her events with trivia and tales. The reason: �"One of the keys to learning is enjoying the process”.