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Post-November GBM Discussion

Do you have lingering thoughts after the November GBM? Are there topics you want to discuss in deeper detail with your fellow BOW members? Do you have ideas for future GBMs? Log on to https://www.duke-bow.com/blog and submit a comment on Mimi’s spotlight!


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salome.slatkoff
salome.slatkoff
Jan 05, 2022

Mimi Bliss's presentation and advice were extremely insightful as we continue through the era of online work and school. Never before would we have thought of the possibility of having to act/look completely professional over the camera, less about being concerned about the quality of our videography skills. She made it a point to address that we are in a time of having to pick up new skills, such as creating a good lighting environment and learning how to maintain eye contact with someone through a computer screen (which does seem a bit awkward at times). This GBM was slightly out of the ordinary but in my opinion, just as important or even more important than any other lectures, considering…

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I found the November GBM with Mimi Bliss to be not only extremely helpful, as she provided beneficial advice applicable for college students, but also relevant, given our society’s recent transition to online platforms during the pandemic. Specifically, her advice can easily be applied to my own life as a college student often doing interviews and/or having to speak publicly. Some of the specific suggestions Mimi presented that I found especially helpful included tips about improving lighting, the Rule of Thirds, correctly including pauses in your speaking, and how to maintain proper eye contact in person and online. Furthermore, while explaining the Rule of Thirds, I found it very helpful that Mimi mentioned the importance of presenting concise points to…

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I found the November GBM with Mimi Bliss to be not only extremely helpful, as she provided beneficial advice applicable for college students, but also relevant, given our society’s recent transition to online platforms during the pandemic. Specifically, her advice can easily be applied to my own life as a college student often doing interviews and/or having to speak publicly. Some of the specific suggestions Mimi presented that I found especially helpful included tips about improving lighting, the Rule of Thirds, correctly including pauses in your speaking, and how to maintain proper eye contact in person and online. Furthermore, while explaining the Rule of Thirds, I found it very helpful that Mimi mentioned the importance of presenting concise points to…

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Mimi Bliss’s sharing was extremely insightful and applicable. It is hard to communicate on zoom and it can often be more frustrating than helpful. I have had so many experiences where people are talking over each other, or just having complete silence on the call. Mimi’s advice as a television presenter and speaking coach was really valuable in helping me figure out the best way to engage with others on an online platform. It is important to control our volume, speed of conversation and maintain eye contact. She also suggested using the Rule of Thirds, which was helpful in making sure our points were concise and easily remembered. Enunciating our words clearly is also something I can work on. It…

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anya.button
anya.button
Nov 30, 2021

I really enjoyed November's GBM with Mimi Bliss, as her advice is very applicable to the interview process and my day-to-day meetings on Zoom. I've received feedback and advice on how to become a better public speaker in person prior to the GBM, but I found that a lot of the advice was difficult to apply to virtual situations. For example, making eye contact with everyone in the room no longer is an option through Zoom. Thus, Mimi's tips suggesting how to improve your public speaking and how to be engaging virtually were really useful. I also hadn't realized how important public speaking skills still were, especially in such a remote, digital age, and the meeting refreshed my desire to…

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