Whether your virtual presentation is a teleconference or webinar, it’s important that you prepare and practice it so that you can be successful. Just showing up and “winging it” – delivering a presentation without preparation - will not work.
One of the factors that makes a virtual presentation more challenging than an in-person presentation is that the audience can’t see you (unless you are doing a live streaming video) so you lose all the elements of body language which normally would help them understand your presentation. All you have is your voice.
Also, you can’t see the audience to determine if they understand you or if they have any questions (or even if they are paying attention).
And technology glitches, such as a poor internet connection or static on the phone line, often occur and interfere with your ability to communicate to the audience.
Here are 6 strategies for ensuring that your virtual presentation will be effective:
The next time you have to deliver a virtual presentation, use these 6 strategies to ensure that the virtual medium doesn’t interfere with your ability to communicate your message to the audience.
Gilda Bonanno is a speaker, trainer and coach who helps people improve their presentation and communication skills so they can be more successful. Sign up to receive more public speaking and networking strategies from Gilda's e-newsletter: http://www.gildabonanno.com/Pages/newsletter.aspx
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