An all new updated 2021 edition of the popular original guide to working from home and adjusting to virtual work featuring the best tips and advice from more than 50 top experts.
Most books on remote work repeat the same tired advice about being productive while wearing sweatpants. The advice in this book is different. Award winning author Rohit Bhargava reveals the secrets of remote work by curating advice from the experts.
In this book, you’ll learn:
Why trying to recreate a “home studio” for presentations is overrated.
How you can build powerful relationships with people you’ve never met.
The seven rules of virtual meetings that everyone should know.
How to look and sound amazing on video, without spending a fortune.
Most guides to virtual work pretend like it is better than being face-to-face. It usually isn’t. But in today’s business world, there are many reasons you need to work remotely or do virtual meetings, from taking parental leave to navigating a global health pandemic.
In this short guide featuring a compilation of the best advice and insights from more than 50 experts from dozens of industries, you will learn the keys to being effective from afar. Whether you need to deliver a presentation to a virtual audience or collaborate with a global team, this handy guide will help you be more productive when you can't be there in person.
This is not a book that will convince you that you need to work remotely every day or that you should go to a Caribbean island and become a digital nomad. It’s a guide for anyone forced to work remotely, stuck on too many Zoom calls, and looking for quick actionable advice on how to shift the way they work to get more done every day.
Rohit Bhargava is a leading authority on marketing, trends and innovation. He is the Founder of the Non-Obvious Company and previously spent over 15 years advising large organizations on digital and marketing at two respected global agencies: Leo Burnett and Ogilvy. Rohit is widely considered one of the most entertaining and original keynote speakers on marketing disruption and innovation in the world. He is the #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of six books on topics as wide ranging as the future of virtual work, building a human brand with personality, and why leaders always eat left handed. He has been invited to deliver sold-out keynotes and workshops to change the way teams and leaders think at the World Bank, NASA, Intel, LinkedIn, MetLife, Under Armour, Univision, Disney and hundreds of other well-known organizations. Rohit also teaches a popular course on marketing and storytelling at Georgetown University in Washington DC and writes a monthly column on trends for GQ magazine in Brazil.
Look Inside This Guide:
Every one of our guides uses visual layouts and an open highly readable style to ensure that the smart advice is also as easy to digest and use as possible. Here are a few sample spreads from the interior of the print version of this Guide.
How To Look and Sound Great In Virtual Meetings:
If you have ever been in one of my virtual sessions or workshops, you know that my video and audio always look and sound great. After most sessions, I get questions about my camera, microphone and lighting. To help you improve your setup, I created a PDF that outlines exactly what I use, how it all connects and included links for where you can buy all the same gear.
The first edition of this book was originally published in May of 2020 - just two months into the pandemic. It was one of the first guides to working remotely published specifically in response to Covid-19 and featured the same useful insights from 50+ experts.
This original edition was an instant Amazon #1 bestseller and was selected as a Finalist in both the Next Generation Indies Book Awards and the Bookfest Book Awards.