Is Zoom Zapping Your Energy?
Do you find leading Zoom meetings exhausting? Most people do. Social scientists say there are powerful physiological reasons why platforms like Zoom and Webex can leave people much more worn out than in-person presentations.
When you are the presenter, your energy is mirrored by the audience. If you want them to feel uplifted and enthused, you have to bring that energy to the virtual space and keep it up.
After much trial and error in leading large virtual trainings almost every day, here is what works for me in minimizing Zoom energy drain -- grouped under time, body and mind.