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Candice Evans

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Studio Session #7: Smart tips to improve audio quality

You’ve spent days compiling the content, building visually stimulating slides and writing your script. But none of that preparation will matter if your audio is unintelligible. Before you deliver your next amazing presentation, it’s well worth investing time testing and, if needed, improving audio quality. Audio quality is determined by a number of factors, including connection type, bandwidth, device, environment…
Candice Evans
October 22, 2021
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10 tips for running successful hybrid company town hall meetings

Company town halls, or all-staff meetings, have been a staple of business life for years. And during quarantine, many organizations began hosting virtual events to keep the lines of communication between leadership and staff open and strong. Now that many are moving toward hybrid events, with some staff returning to the office and others staying remote, it’s important to take…
Candice Evans
September 23, 2021
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Studio Session #6: Tips for Effective Virtual Poster Sessions

A staple of professional conferences, the poster session is a tried and true method of exchanging ideas and sharing research with peers. They’re also easily adapted to any event where knowledge and/or materials from multiple sources need to be shared with a large group of people. Poster sessions may be more informal than an hours-long presentation with slide deck and…
Candice Evans
July 23, 2021
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Studio Session #5: Using chat to improve conference audience engagement

Audience engagement is a top priority for every meeting host. For webinar hosts, it can feel elusive and challenging, with no body language or facial expressions to read. Webinar hosts, then, often rely on polls/surveys to encourage participation and gather feedback. But sometimes the simplest tools are the best; let’s consider the humble chat feature. If you’ve ever watched a…
Candice Evans
July 9, 2021
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Conferencing and collaboration in a post-COVID world

Finding a better work-life balance has long been a goal for most people in the workforce. This came into sharp focus during the past year, with child- and elder-care competing for our time throughout the traditional workday. While overall productivity and collaboration continued to thrive, it wasn’t without cost. Women, in particular, found themselves facing stark choices as household demands…
Candice Evans
June 11, 2021
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Studio Session #4: Virtual backgrounds and video presentation tips

Web conference presenters have embraced virtual backgrounds over the past year – whether as the “latest and greatest” or to simply to mask the realities of working from home. But are they beneficial or detrimental to the messages you’re trying to convey in your meetings? Depending on the image you want to project, the subject you’re speaking about or the…
Candice Evans
June 4, 2021
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Studio Session #2: Continuing the conversation when the conference ends

Webinars and teleconferences are a significant investment of time and money. Posting the recordings online and sharing the slides are useful, but to see the greatest returns, organizations should look at this content through new lenses. Conference recordings can help amplify your message and engage current and future audiences long after your event host thanks everyone for attending. And often…
Candice Evans
May 4, 2021
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The impact of remote work on companies, communities

Massive competition between large cities for corporate headquarters may not be a thing of the past. But with the shift to remote work across large sectors of the economy, communities across the country have begun trying to one-up each other in their efforts to attract workers who are no longer tied to their company’s physical address. For many people considering…
Candice Evans
April 27, 2021