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Effective Speaker Training for Virtual Events

Now you’re going virtual—and virtual events come with their own unique challenges related to keeping the audience engaged. This will teach you how to train your speakers to give online presentations that kick-ass.

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Effective Speaker Training for Virtual Events

  1. 1. DON’T BORE ME! Effective Speaker Training for Virtual Events
  2. 2. STORYTELLING WHY • Neural Coupling • Produces Oxytocin • Release Dopamine
  3. 3. STORYTELLING WHERE • Open • Close • Presentation Structure
  4. 4. STORYTELLING HOW • Classic Structure • Two Minutes • Strong Why
  5. 5. VIRTUAL DELIVERY • Be yourself • Up your physicality • Ensure you’re the star • Engage, engage, engage! • Make Eye Contact • Rehearse with a plan
  6. 6. REHEARSAL TALK THROUGH (Structure) WALK THROUGH (Delivery & Timing) DRESS REHEARSAL (Without Stopping)
  7. 7. YOUR STRATEGY IS SET, AND YOUR CONTENT IS CURATED. NOW WHAT?
  8. 8. FEATURE FILM? MINISERIES? RETHINK YOUR CONTENT TYPES • Avoid translating • Different learning styles • New session types
  9. 9. Session Types • Keynotes • Snackable • Toolbox • Crowd Sourced or Community led • Fireside Chat • Pechakucha • Interstitial Content • Roundtables
  10. 10. BUILD YOUR SOUND STAGE • Virtual Event Brief • Live, On-demand, Simulive • Audio + Visual YOUR TOOL DOES NOT DEFINE YOUR EVENT, YOUR EVENT BRIEF DOES.
  11. 11. CASTING • Core Speakers • Rising Stars • The Underdogs SPEAKER SELECTION & THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX.
  12. 12. BEHIND THE SCENES SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF SO THEY DON’T HAVE TO • Rehearsals • Speaker Playbook • 'In Room' Tech Support • Virtual Speaker Workroom
  13. 13. TIME FOR YOUR CLOSE UP DON’T BOOK THE HAIRSTYLIST, DO PUT YOUR LAUNDRY AWAY • Be comfortable • Neutral or branded background- add some life! • Consistent attire guidelines • Forward facing lighting • Clean your space • Clear your desktop
  14. 14. Key Takeaways • Focus on storytelling basics: Why, Where, How • Your presentation style should reflect the medium • Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse! • Set your content strategy • Session type, tools, speakers • Sweat the technical details • Set the stage
  15. 15. Q&A Kerri Garbis Founder Ovation @KerriGarbis Getovation.com Jamie Timperley President Dynamic Events @MyDyanmicEvents Dynamicevents.com Allie Magyar CEO Hubb @AllieMagyar Hubb.me

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