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Webinar: RQ: Raising Your Remote Quotient
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Webinar: RQ: Raising Your Remote Quotient


When: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
From 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting
United States

Phone: 212-533-2141

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.

An interactive virtual event

RQ: Raising Your Remote Quotient

We are living in a virtual world and we need to master the medium. This isn’t the new normal: It’s the new abnormal, or business unusual. This happened fast, and many people are not used to or uncomfortable using digital platforms. They feel exposed and awkward on video conferences, fail to engage fully on conference calls, and feel disconnected, disoriented, and often depressed while working from home. In addition, the current volume of communication through familiar channels—phone and email contact—has increased exponentially but not necessarily advantageously.

Could you use some help navigating the "new abnormal” and managing the remote requirements of “business unusual”?

In response to the discomfort, disorientation, and distortion that these modes of disconnected communication create, Raleigh Mayer has designed RQ: Raising Your Remote Quotient.

Remote Quotient—clear, compelling communication and real relationship management from a distance—is a leadership imperative and a reputational requirement. Every message sent—visually and vocally—matters more than ever as we are now measured exclusively through digital prisms. Email and phone calls also send powerful signals and need to be conducted advantageously.

This dynamic, participatory webinar explores the neuroscience involved in staring at the screen (what Raleigh calls "your brain on Zoom”), as well as specific strategies and techniques to be most effective online. It will be delivered conversationally to encourage participation, and outlines:

  • The neuroscience involved in virtual engagement, as well as physical and psychological implications
  • The importance of performance when communicating with stakeholders
  • The impact of organization and tone of content…

Join us on June 30th for this compelling communication and learn ways to build awareness by identifying specific opportunities and techniques that result in more powerful impressions and more effective presentations and messages, specifically:

  • Stage management for video
  • Facilitating groups online
  • Efficient emails

We look forward to seeing you then!


Ralieigh Mayer photoRaleigh Mayer

Raleigh Mayer, the Gravitas Guru and senior fellow at the Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership, helps leaders elevate presence, polish communication, and become more sophisticated at managing their relationships and reputations. She is an advisor, coach, educator, and speaker, serving large corporations, small organizations, and individual executives.

Raleigh has counseled, coached, and trained dozens of CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs, as well as thousands of business leaders from Fortune 500 companies, representing a wide variety of enterprises including financial services, technology, government, the armed forces, advertising, law, consumer products, non-profit, and public interest groups. Some of her signature presentations and seminars include “Getting to Gravitas”, “Persuasive Presentation”, and “The Seven Ups of Successful Leadership”.

Currently, she is an associate professor of leadership at Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and has also been a frequent presenter at Columbia’s Master’s in Business Administration, Professional, and International programs. She has served as a presentation coach for New York University’s Stern School of Business and was also an adjunct professor of communication at New York University’s Marketing and Management Institute for 20 years. Raleigh is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, and Entrepreneur’s Leading Women in Business issue. She is the executive presence correspondent for The Glass Hammer, an online community for women in financial services, law, and business, and has been quoted extensively in executive resource articles in the Wall Street Journal.

In her previous position as vice president and spokesperson for the New York City Marathon, Raleigh provided strategic counsel on all public affairs and press matters, directed publicity for corporate sponsors, and was instrumental in the exponential growth and development of the event. In that role, Raleigh served as official emcee for the J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge, was a commentator for MSG network, and a featured guest on national network news shows. She was a contributor to “The Power of Communication: Skills to Build Trust, Inspire Loyalty, and Lead Effectively” by Helio Fred Garcia (FT Press 2012) and has had many letters to the editor published in business journals such as Crain’s, Inc. Magazine, and almost every section of The New York Times.

Raleigh was also a founding member of Women in Sports and Events, a professional organization for executives in the industry. A native New Yorker, Raleigh received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Theater Arts from Middlebury College in Vermont. She has completed three New York City Marathons and sings in cabaret concerts. She is also a member of The SoHarmoniums, NYC’s premier women’s chorus, which has performed at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

Event Schedule

Tuesday, June 30, 2020  |  4:00 - 5:00 PM


Free - FWA Members |  $10 Non-Members  |  Link to complete registration for the webinar will be forwarded prior to the session.

 This event is organized by Hermina "Nina" Batson, FWA President-elect and Leadership Council Chair and Simone Vinocour FWA President. Special recognition to Stacy Musi, FWA Past President for her support.

About the FWA
Established in 1956, the FWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization with a membership of approximately 800 female and male professionals working in the financial services industry or who hold a financial position in another industry. The FWA has a long tradition of encouraging women to seek career opportunities in finance and business through mentorship and networking.

 Reservations/Cancellations and payments are required by Monday, June 29, 2020.


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