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The Psychology of Virtual Communication: How Talking On Screen Affects the Psyche & Causes Stress

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Conducting meetings and having conversations by Zoom and other virtual means is significantly different — and not the natural way of relating to one another. We’ll examine why remote communication can be stressful and exhausting, and explore ways to make the best of this new reality.

Guests

Blanca Gurrola, social worker, VP of clinical service and operations, Maine Behavioral Health Care

Nick Morgan, communications theorist and coach; founder, Public Words consulting firm

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Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.