Presenting Virtually - Beginner Tips for Webinars

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This presentation briefly overviews the benefits of presenting through technology. Seven high-level categories are outlined to help anyone just starting out in either learning to present or participate through webinar or distance education tools.

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  • 1. Beginner Tips forWebinars and Web Conferences @ShaunHolloway
  • 2. Computer Internet/Wi-Fi Connection Projectors Tablets and Smartphones Facility physical space of the presenter and the typical audience member Screen Resolution and Size
  • 3. Think engagement and value Users will multi-task deal with it Talk WITH them not TO them Content plan text, photo, video, audio
  • 4. What motivates them why attend Clarity of the invitation or registration What calls to action are planned Create content with viral appeal
  • 5. Only present key points Stick to the primary take-aways Dont try to cover everything its too much Cut what does not support key points
  • 6. Emotional impact Images and ideas, not words Illustrate a point Show a story, use examples, present graphs
  • 7. Dont just present your slides Harness the power of chat, Q&A managers, hands-up indicators, moderators, surveys/polls, document sharing, shared desktops and whiteboards
  • 8. Go with the flow Dont read the slides or a script Pay attention to the back channel Be prepared to respond
  • 9. Quality of voice Variance of voice How you move i.e. use the tools On video think about your background
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  • 15. PowerPoint Prezi Dropbox SlideRocket WebEx MS Live Meeting AdobeConnect GatherPlace GoToMeeting Skype Brainshark
  • 16. Use of technology in face-to-face sales calls Phones Smartphones Tablets PCs Information exchange What do you find annoying in others use of technology?
  • 17. Research Opportunities On individuals, i.e. for interviews and sales calls On organizations, i.e. strategies, customer issues Online Sales and Marketing Websites Social Media/Network Tools Email Marketing Online Advertising CRM systems and contact/lead management