Effective Virtual Communication for Remote Teams

Emphasis Training Limited
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Corporate Training for Teams
0.5 days (can be adjusted to suit your needs)
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Course description

Effective Virtual Communication for Remote Teams – bespoke, interactive remote-learning course for in-house teams

Remote working has many advantages, but it also comes with its own unique set of challenges.

Without sharing office space, colleagues must find new ways to meet, share ideas and collaborate. Lacking the opportunity to pick up on cues like body language, facial expression and tone puts a heavier burden on written communication – and can mean more misunderstandings and bad feeling. And an absence of in-person interaction can lead to team members feeling disconnected, disengaged and isolated.

At the same time, leaders of remote teams must keep their team members feeling motivated and supported, while negotiating cultural or language barriers and different working and communicating styles.

Thriving in the virtual environment

But with a new skill set, effective workflows and an understanding of how to make the most of available tools, your distributed team can thrive in their virtual workplace. This half-day intensive session will equip delegates with the key skills and techniques they need.

Live online training

This course is delivered remotely, using the latest web technology – so your distributed team can attend from wherever they are. All they need is a computer, a headset and stable internet access.

Learning online is always going to be different from learning in person. So Emphasis Training have carefully designed their remote sessions with these differences in mind, to ensure you still get the same level of interactivity and engagement as in their face-to-face training.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This training is ideal for any distributed team who do most or all of their work remotely via online tools.

As all in-company training that Emphasis provide is bespoke, they can adapt the session to whatever video conferencing and instant messaging platforms you use.

The training is for small groups of no more than ten per session. This provides a supportive and collaborative experience where every participant gets the individual attention they need.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

After completing this training, attendees will understand how to make the most of the virtual workplace. They will know how to collaborate and communicate with colleagues and clients effectively and with confidence.

Insights to enhance your work life
As part of the preparation, participants will fill in an analysis exercise which identifies their social style. The insights that this questionnaire reveals about each team member will help them relate better to each other remotely and team leaders to better manage and support their colleagues.

Bespoke learning and support
Emphasis can also adapt the training to suit your team’s specific needs, extending to a full day that includes more detail on topics such as effective online writing or how to manage remote teams. Or the half-day can be combined with e-learning, writing analysis and one to-one feedback.

They can also help you define and develop your virtual-communications plan.

Training Course Content

On this intensive session, delegates will learn to:

  • understand virtual-communication etiquette and tone
  • establish your message and choose the right channel to share it
  • communicate key messages clearly
  • inform, update and persuade with your writing
  • avoid misunderstandings, plug communication gaps and defuse conflict
  • run engaging online meetings and collaborate online
  • use workflows that maintain the flow of information
  • understand and work with different social styles.

Why choose Emphasis Training Limited

Running tailored training and consultancy since 1998

More than 60,000 delegates from 6,000 organisations worldwide

Delegates rate our training 9/10, with an average NPS rating of 64


Emphasis Training employs focused, in-house training programmes in order to provide teams and companies with training solutions which are both customisable and cost-effective. Course fees vary depending on the number of participants and specific requirements.

Included in course fees

  • Individual pre-course social-styles analysis 
  • Post-course writing support

*This training programme is suitable for groups of 4 or more delegates. 

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Emphasis Training – business-writing training and consultancy trusted by over 6,000 organisations and 60,000 delegates worldwide.

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Emphasis, 1 Amber House
St John's Road
BN3 2EZ Hove East Sussex

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Sarah W
I really enjoyed the course. It covered a lot of the concerns we have re. virtual comms and contained some useful tips delivered in a friendly and informative way
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