Following up on our series of shareholder engagement blogs, here’s one that’s bound to sound a little zany. Practice your online smile. More great advice from our firm’s communications pro: Karen Lisko.

Part of being persuasive, of being genuine, is being inviting and friendly. And given that video calls limit the level of your nonverbal communication opportunities, you have to take advantage of the ones that you have.

You may think you’re smiling broadly. But the reality may well be different. To make a smile convey through a video call, you have to smile a little big bigger – and a lot more frequently – than you might do in-person.

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As a strategist for the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice, Broc Romanek has a deep understanding of the regulatory and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) marketplace. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Broc served as editor at TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, and DealLawyers.com, where he oversaw…

As a strategist for the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice, Broc Romanek has a deep understanding of the regulatory and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) marketplace. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Broc served as editor at TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, and DealLawyers.com, where he oversaw and managed coverage on issues related to ESG, corporate governance, executive pay, deals, and market trends and analysis.

In addition to his nearly two decades of working as a journalist and publisher, Broc served as assistant general counsel at a Fortune 50 company, worked in the Office of Chief Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance, was a counselor to former SEC Commissioner Laura Unger, and worked in private practice. He also is the author, or co-author, of four legal treatises, and has authored several books focused on the legal industry.