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Virtual Communities

Video Conferencing Etiquette

I’ve been working for over five years on virtual teams. It’s different from working in a traditional office. With a lot of trial and error, I wanted to share my top five list of video conferencing non-negotiables. I’ve also written up a quick post with the specs of the tools I currently use for reference. Maintain eye contact –  Use front-facing camera I’ve known a...

The Illusion of Privacy

A couple of weeks back,the star wide receiver for USC made some inflammatory statements on Twitter towards his coach. He also said he was quitting the team. After he made these comments, he took the tweets down and made his profile private. But the damage was already done. He’s now no longer with the team and his potential future in the NFL. That same week, iCloud had a security flaw...

Virtual Community

Virtual Community

Is it possible for a team to be cohesive, effective and healthy and not work in the same building? The short answer: Yes. But like any team or community, it takes work. Light & Life Communications is a team of nine that works in three states in seven cities. Over the past two years, we’ve built something fairly solid as a team. From time to time, we’ll write about how we collaborate...

Video Conferencing

Screen Shot of Group Skype

With a virtual team of communication professionals leading a worldwide organization, the challenge in front of us is: “How do we connect and collaborate?” We’ll be writing a lot about virtual community in the coming months, but today I want to focus on video conferencing. In our work at the Free Methodist Church – USA, we have a few different groups with video conferencing needs:...

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