Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

had a “get to know each other” Zoom call.


It was with someone I had met through a networking group.

He wanted to do a “screen share” so he could show me a presentation that explains his work.

Fortunately, he couldn’t get it to function, so we had to just talk.

Two things:

1. You make strong, lasting connections with people by having conversations with them, not by presenting at them.

2. If you need PowerPoint in order for somebody to understand what it is you do, you need to find a way to simplify your explanation.