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Online community and leadership with Alex Rister of Creating Communication

Alex Rister

Online community and leadership with Alex Rister of Creating Communication

Today’s Featured Guest: Alex Rister


Where are you right now? Your car? The gym? On the train? The bus? Wherever you’re listening to this podcast, you’re probably doing it alone. Maybe with headphones on. It might feel lonely, but do you know that there are people all over the world listening to this very same podcast? Maybe at the exact same time that you are.

Unfortunately, a huge challenge in the online space right now is creating community. Although technology exists that attempts to bring us together, it often leads to lots and lots of people doing things in isolation. For me, I find a lot of similarities between working with students online and working with clients online.

Our guest today has done some interesting research in the online teaching space and talks to us today about some challenges and successes that come along with it. Alex Rister teaches communication and presentation classes at a university, pursues her second M.A. in Interpersonal Communication, and serves as Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Junior League of Greater Orlando. In her spare time, she curates Creating Communication, a blog on best practices for communication and presentation. In addition to talking about online interaction, we also dove into leadership and presentation revolution. It all ties together, and is perfect for you – the modern entrepreneur who is sharing your passion online.

You can find Alex at the following places around the Web:

Connect with Alex on LinkedIn

Creating Communication blog

Resources from Guest:

Alex’s SlideShare Presentations


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About the Author Sandy Donovan

Sandy empowers the young and talented to increase their power and influence by improving their ability to be heard and be clear. She does this by providing access to rigorously tested research in the communication, psychology, and marketing fields.

  • What a helpful episode you got here! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this. Looking forward to your next episodes.

  • What a great topic, and one that is not discussed nearly enough. The most eye-opening experiences in my online journey have been through mastermind groups and other community-based groups like the ones Alex talks about on this episode.

  • Great episode! Masterminds are the most beneficial tool for ex celebrated growth . The biggest struggle is time and energy

  • Though communication is one of my strong points, I’m still in the process of getting to know my audience better. Who will I serve and how I can serve them – are few of the fundamentals questions that I need to steer my focus to. Thank you for this great episode, Sandy!

  • Great tip about how to give great presentations. I also watch Ted Talk speeches to learn some great strategies on how to give presentations. Thanks Sandy and Alex I learned a lot.

  • Another great interview! I think the thing that I am struggling the most with building an online community if finding people that don’t even know to be looking for me or my services. Thanks!!