Vocal Empowerment for Virtual Communication with Dr. Laura Sicola

by | Mar 24, 2022 | General, Season 5

Episode Title: Vocal Empowerment for Virtual Communication with Dr. Laura Sicola

We’ve gone from phone, to email, to text, to video.

Communication is constantly evolving.

Are you adapting with them to make sure you’re both heard and, more importantly, understood? In this episode of Geeks, Geezers, Googlization, leadership communication and influence expert Dr. Laura Sicola discusses the subtle changes that make communication more effective. As you listen, you’ll hear tips on how to bring your in-person best to video so people take notice and retain the information you’re presenting.

Resources: Laura’s Ted Talk

Along the way you’ll learn:

– The best way to make someone think you’re smart is the make them feel smart

– Virtual communication highlights your weaknesses, take steps to improve how you show up on video

– Make sure your words, voice, and body all send one clear message to avoid miscommunication

What to listen for

[04:31] Helping people feel heard

[07:50] The impact of switching to virtual communication

[09:45] Simple tips for showing up as your best self on video

[12:03] Bridging the gap between what you want to say and what’s heard

[16:32] How to tell stories instead of reading scripts

[19:20] Debunking oral communication myths

[24:03] Do your words have teeth?

[26:17] A masterclass in saying your name right

[29:54] Letting your brain catch up to your ears

[34:59] Laura’s hardest moment as a speaker

[41:36] Ira and Jason’s Takeaways


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