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Matt Abrahams: Become a Better Virtual Communicator

An expert on public speaking explains how online technology changes the way we communicate.

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Kudso to Yvonne Wade Sanchez for finding this and originally posted this in Facebook. 


As a (slowly) emerging presenter, I think this article presents several points that can definitely help in being engaged with your audience–whether one or many. The thing that struck me, though, was that these are things I think I’ve learned the hard way because of my Asperger’s Syndrome. Many who are high-functioning autistic learn how to communicate in exactly this way–learning to take turns, listen, etc. They can’t read the visual cues anyway (which makes working through the internet a lot easier for us since we are used to it anyway), so these are all steps that we have to learn over time to use in order to effectively communicate with the outside world. Think about that for a moment. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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