Presenting an amazing online presentation
Updated: 3 days ago
In the post COVID19 environment, it became harder than ever to catch somebody's interest during a video call – specially while working from home. The best way of communicating our message in a visual way are presentations. Online presentations are requiring a different approach compared to the face to face ones.
You might be thinking – it's not a rocket science sharing your slides via Zoom or Microsoft Teams, but there is always a little extra you can do to deliver the best possible result. Let's take a look at these tiny details which can make a huge difference and increase your virtual engagement.
Show only what is needed
Every time you make your counterpart look outside of your slides it drives your audience away from the message you want to deliver. And that is a big "no no". The most intuitive way of sharing your presentation is naturally showing your whole desktop. This is a good idea if you plan on switching between different windows at the same time. The disadvantage is however significant. If you are going to be multitasking, get a random notification received, your audience is going to see it and they stop listening to your hardly prepared speech instantly.
If you want to save a few more extra seconds while try saving your presentation as a slide show instead of pptx file, so it does open in a full-screen mode right from the beginning.
Remember, you are on the stage
After some time of presenting, you concentration naturally decreases. Don't forget what you do on the screen and never make your moves too fast, your audience might perceive it chaotic. If you, however, plan on switching between different apps or if you are leading a webinar, try slowing down. Make sure your audience follows your steps and validate it – try asking a follow up questions and make your counterpart involved.
How about the sound?
Remember you have the option of sharing your sound. Are you about to play a video? Make sure you have this option ticked, you don't want to be loosing your time while adjusting this during your call – specially if you have a highly important meeting with investors or C-level representatives. Zoom does, for instance, give you the ability of increasing your FPS to optimise your screen sharing for video content. You want to give your audience nice and smooth experience while watching your content.
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