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

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

by Nick Morgan

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Overview

A Washington Post Bestseller

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—lack of feedback, lack of empathy, lack of control, lack of emotion, and lack of connection and commitment—and 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 to consciously deliver a whole set of cues, both verbal and nonverbal, that we used to deliver unconsciously in 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633694446
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 649,038
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Nick Morgan is one of America's top communication coaches and thinkers. His clients include leaders of Fortune 50 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 of Give Your Speech, Change the World and Power Cues, both from Harvard Business Review Press.

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