The Northern NJ Council held their monthly meeting virtually on October 29th. Because our “new normal” still has many working from home, learning new skills centered around virtual presentations seemed a natural topic.

GAF Talent Development Specialist Victoria Scriveri led the group through the top 10 tips for “Presenting in the “Virtual World”. With over 35 members in attendance for the lunchtime presentation, Victoria touched on everything from basic presentation skills, like knowing your audience, to keeping things interactive, by incorporating polls. She also shared best practice advice unique to virtual presentations, like using a producer to run your slides and watch the “chat” feature.

The group also discussed the upcoming “Gratitude Drive” in support of the Center for Hope and Safety, a local shelter for abused women and families. The November meeting is scheduled for Wednesday the 18th at noon, where a panel of successful women from many disciplines supporting our industry will speak about “Thriving in a Male Majority Space”.