Centre for Continuing Education

Personal Communication in a Videoconference World

Business Communication. Sharpen your communication skills.

Join us for this free, introductory course helping you tackle the challenges of presenting on Zoom and preparing you for the future world of work.

In the current and future world of work, how well you present is important, and virtual meetings will increasingly define your career.

This introductory presentation will help you to reshape your personal communication for a video conference world, giving you key techniques to communicate with impact through a video screen so you and your messages are believable, and memorable.


The aim of this course is to empower you to present with impact in a virtual environment.


By the end of this one-hour workshop, you should be able to:

  • focus in a video meeting and reduce daydreaming
  • project energy with your voice
  • convey certainty through your message structure
  • project certainty through your speaking cadence.


  • The DBAE (Don’t Be Anywhere Else) technique
  • The school yard YAYAYA whip voice
  • The open middle close speaking structure
  • The ‘measuring cup’ speaking technique

Intended audience

People who have to communicate in video meetings.



Delivery style

A combination of keynote style delivery, with breakout room practice and time for questions from participants.


A course handout will be electronically distributed.

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