Some senior executives are born for the stage. Others . . . not so much.
To help executive presenters avoid videoconferencing stage fright, get them prepared with these tips, compiled by the Executive Conference Center at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers:
* Be prepared for something less than the full-motion visual quality of television. Slow down your body movements and gestures.
* Anticipate some voice delay with long-distance linkups. Learn to time responses so that they don't overlap with incoming comments.
* Videoconferences demand a well-planned agenda. Commit to learning the tight choreography required.
* Avoid wearing unfamiliar new clothing; clanking, shiny jewelry; or boldly striped shirts. Opt for solids in gray or navy.