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How to Handle an Emergency Presentation or Interview on Skype

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The nature of emergencies is you don’t see them coming. Unfortunately in the era of Skype and video conferencing, an emergency can mean everyone else can see you caught off guard.

The trick is finding a way to be your best when you don’t have time to look your best. I can help you there.

Welcome to Skype emergencies

In the age of video conferencing, an emergency can quickly become a Skype emergency. And even though you didn’t see it coming, everyone else will see you when you arrive. Not exactly fair.

Maybe you’re on vacation, asleep, working in the backyard when suddenly work calls. There’s an emergency video conference call with the board, the leadership team, the management team. Or you’re the point person with the organization charged with talking to the media.

Sounds glamorous–until the call comes just as you step off the softball field on your day off.

How to handle the unpredictable

In this video, I’ll show you a few interview tips and techniques that can help you handle the emergency in presentations or interviews you have to do on Skype or other remote video technologies.

Doing your best when you can’t look your best

Sometimes the nature of emergencies means you can’t look your best. But you can always avoid looking your worst. Follow these techniques and, even in the worst of situations, you will come off looking like and sounding like a pro.

This blog post has been re-published by kind permission of Gerry Sandusky – View the original post .


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Gerry Sandusky, is the New York Times best-selling author of Forgotten Sundays, the play-by-play voice for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, the sports director for Baltimore's WBAL TV, and a noted authority on communication, motivation, perception, and change.

Gerry has won Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards for outstanding broadcasts.

The son of former NFL coach, John Sandusky, Gerry has found his own niche in coaching as president of The Sandusky Group, a communications-consulting firm.
The Sandusky Group helps professionals who are experts in their field look, feel, and perform better in front of every audience, and influence that audience. The Sandusky Group shows experts how to shine.

Gerry and his wife founded the Joe Sandusky Fund, to honor Gerry's late brother. The fund grants college scholarships to students who demonstrate passion, talent, initiative, and a drive to fulfil their dreams. Read other posts by

Published On: 16th Jun 2017

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