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Best Practices for Online Presentations

Okay, say you’re doing a presentation online, via Skype, Zoom, or maybe an online course, etc. What are some of the things to keep in mind, so that you actually get through to your audience and convey your message in a dynamic way? Here are three tips to get you started!

1) First and foremost is your eye line; you have to look in the camera on the monitor, not the screen! If you look at the monitor and you’re looking at the people who are attending your presentation or your notes there, it just look strange.

2) Be your most telegenic self! It’s really hard to convey a message and teach/move/change people, especially virtually when doing an online presentation. So, upping your energy and enthusiasm will really be a great thing to do to convey your message.

3) I also really encourage you to not be totally scripted. Making bullet points for yourself, a road map if you will is going to be way more powerful. It’s going to allow for natural, conversational points to come across, and leaves room for humor, maybe some anecdotes. That can’t happen if you’re locked in to just reading something. And let’s face it, there is nothing that is more boring than watching someone just read.

For more tips, check out my online course only available until January!

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