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According to research conducted by Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), 42% of the U.S. labor force now works from home full-time. With the increase of the virtual work environment, even the strongest of presenters face new challenges. Strong presentation skills are essential for everyone—from those interviewing with a company for a new position to those involved with organizational presentations, nonprofit fundraising, government projects, sales or project meetings and more. Join this 3.5-hour interactive seminar and learn step-by-step techniques to convey a flawless virtual online presence—from presentations and sales pitches to typical daily team meeting skills. Gain confidence knowing that you have a plan to deliver a powerful message, overcome remote challenges and engage your audience.
What You'll Learn
- Developing the presentation:
- How to script your presentation.
- Ways to employ proven storytelling principles.
- How to time and plan special interactions and activities such as meeting warmups and breakout sessions.
- Creating impactful visuals to support your presentation:
- When to use virtual aids and when not to.
- Methods for using virtual aids to control the tempo and mood of the meeting.
- How to use virtual aids to boost your presenting confidence.
- Troubleshooting advanced equipment set-up:
- Tips for arranging cameras and webcams in your meeting.
- Expert-level techniques for microphones and lighting.
- Considerations for using various software programs and online meeting platforms, along with the most common problems and how to overcome them.
- Building trust and rapport with your audience:
- Strategies for opening a presentation or meeting.
- Methods to set expectations for a successful meeting.
- Techniques to eliminate virtual stage fright.
- Capturing and maintaining the attention of your audience:
- Ways to employ the use of questions, polls, and activities.
- Specific vocal techniques that stimulate and energize the audience.
- How to control and limit multi-tasking and silence by others during the meeting.
- Inspiring action after the meeting:
- Decisive words and plans that motivate action.
- Methods for using goals and deadlines to create change.
- Strategies to establish follow-up and follow-thorough.