How to Shine Online: Making a Positive Virtual Impression


Thursday June 9, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 pm


Virtual Workshop
Event Category

Learn how to make a positive virtual impression on Zoom and other online networking tools, boost your confidence and leave your mark!

About this event

Are you an entrepreneur who regularly attends virtual meetings or networking events? If so, this workshop is for you!

In our virtual world, it’s important that every professional develops a strategy for making a positive, lasting impression.

Join speaking coach Holly-Marie Conway, DTM of Strength Through Speaking as she shares the foundation of appearing and communicating as your best self in a virtual setting.

Learn the three pillars of virtual appearances and never be uneasy about turning on your camera on during a virtual meeting again!

Whether you're an introvert, an extrovert or an ambivert, Holly-Marie will teach you the tips to put your best Zoom face forward and attract positive attention in every appearance you make.

The session will end with a Q&A with Holly-Marie.

NOTE: A Zoom link to the session will be emailed to attendees 2 days prior to the event.

Live Zoom transcription will be enabled during this event. Please contact Kerry Ramsay at if you have accessibility requirements as soon as possible as advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.



Holly-Marie began her competitive speaking career at the age of 9 and hasn't stopped talking since.

Along the way, she learned when to speak up, how to speak to reach the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere, and most importantly how to listen. She has used her communication skills in events across Canada, including in her original career in Aerospace Manufacturing and later in the hospitality world.

Today, she uses her years of competition experience and teaching communication workshops to coach entrepreneurs and experts before they grace the BIG stage (in-person or online).


The WE-CAN Project is led by Queen’s University and supported by the Government of Canada. Its mission is to inspire and empower existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs by providing them with tools, resources, expert mentors, networks and community building to expand existing businesses and to launch new ventures.

The Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund is providing $3.2 million for Queen’s University to design and deliver programs and services to accelerate, train, mentor and provide resources to women entrepreneurs and women-led companies in the community.

The focus of the WES strategy is to provide support to women entrepreneurs from diverse and underrepresented groups.

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