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Handling a technical breakdown gracefully

The world we live in is controlled by technology, such as live streaming, virtual backgrounds, teleconferencing apps. While this is remarkable, it also comes with the potential for unexpect...

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Your Screen Froze Again — In the Middle of an Important Meeting

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If your computer goes black, an embarrassing text pops onscreen, or your roommate charges into the room, your first urge may be to panic. You may start to sweat, and your heart will beat faster.

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When you gain some focus, address the technical breakdown openly with your audience. Look at the camera and speak in a casual tone as if talking to a friend. "I just want ...

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When a personal connection has been made with your audience, a little lighthearted joke is a perfect way to make the situation less awkward.

The goal is to break the tension. For example...

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There may be times when you can't solve a technical problem, and you simply need to end your meeting.

In this case, apologise for the situation that is out of your control

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