Improving Your Virtual Presentation Skills

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Improving Your Virtual Presentation Skills

  1. 1. Coming up next at Coming up next6:30pm GMT . . .Improving Your VirtualPresentation SkillsJoe McVeighVirtual Roundtable Web Conference21 April 2012www.flickr.com/photos/acaben/541334636/
  2. 2. Title slide: Improving your virtualImproving Your Virtual skills presentationPresentation SkillsJoe McVeighVirtual Roundtable Web Conference21 April 2012www.flickr.com/photos/acaben/541334636/
  3. 3. Map of Vermont Vermont
  4. 4. Vermont map 2 – NYC & Philadelphia
  5. 5. Vermont map 3 – Boston
  6. 6. Vermont map 4 – Montreal
  7. 7. Where are you from ?
  8. 8. Springtime in Vermont
  9. 9. Graduation
  10. 10. Graduation
  11. 11. Graduation speaker
  12. 12. Artists portfolio / placards
  13. 13. Work hardWORKHARD
  14. 14. Do good workDO GOOD WORK
  15. 15. Never give upNEVERGIVE UP
  16. 16. Jui’s books
  17. 17. What do you think made thisgraduation speech so memorable?What do you think madethis graduation speechso memorable?
  18. 18. Keep it Keep it sclear _ simple and ____ and clear
  19. 19. Don’t try to include everythingDon’t try to include e _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  20. 20. Ira Glass: importance of abandoning crap“Not enough getssaid about theimportance ofabandoning crap.”Ira Glass, host ofradio program ThisAmerican Lifehttp://bit.ly/zKKWUJ
  21. 21. Lecture Hall
  22. 22. Boring lecture
  23. 23. Tell a story Tell a story
  24. 24. Engage with your audience E_____ with your audience
  25. 25. Example of engaging task: What doyou think made this graduation speech so memorable? What do you think made this graduation speech so memorable?
  26. 26. Engage the participants (2)Engage the participants
  27. 27. Other ideas for engaging participants? What are some other things that you can do in a virtual setting to engage the participants?
  28. 28. Consultants-e Task
  29. 29. Give yourparticipants participants something to do Give yoursomethingto _ _
  30. 30. Have a clear direction Have a clear d________
  31. 31. Prepare and practicePrepare andp_______well
  32. 32. Do something unexpectedDo something une _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  33. 33. Avoid death by lecture
  34. 34. Mind is conditioned to see breaks in patterns
  35. 35. The unexpected wakes us up a little bit
  36. 36. Use good body language and eye contactUse goodbody l _ _ _-_____and eye______
  37. 37. Eye contact
  38. 38. Controversial position?
  39. 39. Don’t read your talk Don’t _ _ _ _ !
  40. 40. Put your camera at eye levelPut your camera at eye level
  41. 41. We don’t want to look up your nose
  42. 42. Camera angle
  43. 43. Cameras make us uncomfortable
  44. 44. Be yourself Be y _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  45. 45. Use a mirror
  46. 46. Remember: we can see youIf your camera ison, we can see you
  47. 47. Get a better webcam Get a better webcam.
  48. 48. Be _ _ _ _Be loud enoughenough
  49. 49. Get a good microphone and use it Use a good microphone and get close to it
  50. 50. Use a headsetUse a headset
  51. 51. Headphones 2
  52. 52. Use earbuds or earbuds
  53. 53. Don’t be boring Don’t be ______!
  54. 54. Advances in knowledge about how people learn
  55. 55. The lecture bored me to death
  56. 56. Counter with distractionsDealing distractions in the audience
  57. 57. Texting as a distraction
  58. 58. Be enthusiastic Be en_________ _
  59. 59. Be passionate
  60. 60. Make your participants active – don’t do it all for them
  61. 61. Keeping people’s attention – WALL-Ewww.ted.com/talks/andrew_stanton_the_clues_to_a_great_story.html
  62. 62. Don’t say 4 4
  63. 63. Say 2 + 2 = ? 2+2 = ?
  64. 64. Give the participants an opportunity to speak
  65. 65. Don’t talk too fastDon’t’ talk too _ _ _ _
  66. 66. Keep to your timeKeep toyour____
  67. 67. Use visuals effectively Use v_____s effectively
  68. 68. Resources: Presentation ZenGarr Reynoldswww.presentationzen.com
  69. 69. Don’t put too much information onDon’t try to put too much information on one slide Don’t try to put too muchinformation on one slide Don’t try to put too much information on one slide Don’t try to one slideput too much information on one slideDon’t try to put too much information on one slide Don’t try to put too muchinformation on one slideDon’t try to put too much information on one slide Don’t try to put too muchinformation on one slideDon’t try to put too much information on one slide Don’t try to put too muchinformation on one slideDon’t try to put too much information on one slide Don’t try to put too muchinformation on one slideDon’t try to put too much information on one slide Don’t try to put too muchinformation on one slideDon’t try to put too much information on one slide Don’t try to put too muchinformation on one slideDon’t try to put too much information on one slide Don’t try to put too muchinformation on one slideDon’t try to put too much information on one slide Don’t try to put too muchinformation on one slideDon’t try to put too much information on one slide Don’t try to put too muchinformation on one slide
  70. 70. Use good lighting Use good lighting
  71. 71. No, seriously.Really use good lighting Good lighting. - TV
  72. 72. Avoid backlighting
  73. 73. Lighting – use a lamp
  74. 74. Lighting diagram 1- you
  75. 75. Lighting diagram 2 – desk
  76. 76. Lighting diagram - with webcam
  77. 77. Lighting diagram 4 – one light
  78. 78. Lighting diagram 5 – two lights
  79. 79. Resources: Presentation ZenGarr Reynoldswww.presentationzen.com
  80. 80. Brain Rules for PresentersBrain Rulesfor PresentersReynolds / Medina
  81. 81. Resources: The Exceptional Presenter Goes Virtual thevirtualpresenter.com
  82. 82. ThankThank you slide 1 youFollow me on twitter @JoeMcVeighPresentations available on SlideShareMore presentations, handouts,resources , and blog atwww.joemcveigh.orgEmail: joe@joemcveigh.org
  83. 83. Questions ?Questions
  84. 84. ThankThank you slide 2 youFollow me on twitter @JoeMcVeighPresentations available on SlideShareMore presentations, handouts,resources , and blog atwww.joemcveigh.orgEmail: joe@joemcveigh.org

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