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


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.


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


Cindy’s 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—where she walked past the cheetahs on the way to work each morning—to a food trends magazine.