Continuing Education/Training

Communicate with Confidence in a Virtual World!

Educational webinar presented by Barnes Team Media and hosted by DIR. See detail section for link to recording.

Monday May 4, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm CDT


Post-Session Resources

A recording of this webinar will be available for a limited time (through 5/15/20)

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Communicate with Confidence in a Virtual World!Monday, May 4, 2020 | 11:00 am - Noon | Webinar Registration

Presented by Barnes Team Media and hosted by DIR as part of the Technology Today Series (TTS).

Welcome to this new virtual world!  As we transition from in-person interaction to communicating virtually, being effective on camera has never been more important. It can be challenging and intimidating! However, there are practical and easy-to-implement tactics to help you be successful in virtual meetings and webinars - whether you're an attendee or the host.Kim and Mike Barnes will teach you how to show up well for these events. They will cover looking and sounding good, virtual etiquette, creating engaging meetings/webinars, being prepared and more. This will also include tips for best practices regarding microphones and webcams. Participants will gain a better understanding of what they are doing (or not doing) to create more powerful virtual connections.


This free webinar is open to any public sector employee interested in the topic.


Kim and Mike Barnes have each spent 30 years on the air! Now they coach clients for on-camera impact in video and media interviews and public speaking. Kim was an award-winning reporter and news anchor for 15 years, including more than a decade at KVUE in Austin. Kim also taught television news reporting at The University of Texas (her alma mater).  Mike was an award-winning sportscaster at KVUE for over 29 years. He was named Best Sportscaster in Austin 17 years and Best in Texas four times.  This dynamic duo knows how to make a great impression on camera or in front of a room!


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Date & Location

Date & Time

Monday May 4, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm CDT


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