As I write this, I’m waiting to hear from one of my favorite clients, an entrepreneur who lives and works in the Washington DC area (I’m in Brooklyn, New York).
We’ve been speaker coaching by Skype every week — and though we’ve never sat around the (same) table munching snacks and drinking coffee while we work, I feel as well-connected to him as I do to the clients I meet with in person.
This is also true for my clients from places like France, Argentina, Singapore, and yes, Afghanistan — people I’m thrilled to know, who enjoy speaker coaching by Skype as much as I do!
OK, But What Do I Need to Start Speaker Coaching by Skype?
Whether you’re a Millenial who grew up watching movies with your friends who were in different cities, or a Baby Boomer who likes the convenience of not having to travel for meetings, you know that Skype + a decent Internet connection = an immediacy that’s sometimes greater than what you’d get in person.
If you’ve got the internet connection, the rest is easy! Just:
- Go to Skype.com and download the free app.
- Pick a handle (name), register, and you’re in.
- If your computer has a built-in camera, you’re now able to do video conferences (which is where Skype really shines). If it doesn’t invest in a small camera that clips to the top of your laptop or screen, and you’re ready.
- To set up an actual call, one person invites the other — all you need is your address — and with a click, you two are connected.