Are you running more online meetings because of hybrid work?
Are your team members expecting – or demanding – more flexible work, including working remotely?
Are you part of a global team that doesn’t work in the same office anyway?
Whatever the reason, there’s never been a better time to get better – or just get good – at online presentations.
The fact is, online presentations can be one of your most powerful communication tools – if you know how to run them properly.
But there’s good news and bad news …
The bad news is it’s not as simple as just taking a PowerPoint presentation, switching on your webcam, and broadcasting it to a virtual audience! Presenting online is a skill in itself, and many experienced presenters fail when they try their first online presentation.
The good news is presenting online is a skill you can learn easily – if you just have the right guidance.
If you’re interested in tapping into the power of online presentations, this program is for you.
Why Learn To Present Online?
- First, there’s the obvious: As a result of COVID-19, we have more hybrid teams and people working from home, so you might not have a choice!
- Invite participants from anywhere, not just the people who happen to be in your team.
- Reduce time and travel costs – such as time getting to the venue, allowing extra time for traffic delays, including coffee breaks, and return travel at the end of the presentation.
- Because recording online presentations is easy, you also create an archive of the presentation for those who couldn’t attend, attendees who want to review the material, or new staff who need this information in the future.
- Schedule and deliver key messages at short notice.
- Artificial intelligence tools like automatic transcription let you create indexed, searchable content for easy access later.
- In a time when sustainability matters, online presentations reduce your carbon footprint.
- With no practical limits on the number of attendees, online presentations let you extend the reach of your presentation.
Who Is This For?
This is for you if want you and your team to:
- Deliver presentations online with more impact and cut-through
- Save time when preparing attractive and engaging slide decks
- Feel more comfortable and confident adding interaction and engagement
- Use the technology confidently – with backup plans in case something goes wrong
- Empower your team members to make better online presentations
I’m a professional speaker who does a lot of presentations – both online and in person – so I obsess over my presentations, and spend a lot of time on them. But I know most business professionals can’t afford to spend that much time and effort on your presentations. So this course is not for people like me! It’s for busy professional people who need to design presentations fast and deliver them with impact online.
What Do You Get?
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the questions that are answered in the program:
- How can you convert your existing presentation content into online form?
You already know how to present in a room – now translate that experience into an online format.
- What equipment do you need?
More importantly, what equipment do you not need, despite so-called “experts” telling you that you need to invest in expensive equipment? This tip alone could save you hundreds of dollars (per person!) immediately.
- How do you manage Q&A without losing control of the online presentation?
You need to be more engaging than with a captive audience in a room; but you also need to keep control so it doesn’t become a free-for-all.
- What adjustments do you need to make for an online audience?
Online audiences are different! You don’t always have their full attention; you don’t have the advantage of the “group energy”; you won’t always have them on the call for its full duration. You can keep them engaged, but it takes different skills.
- How do you structure your PowerPoint/Keynote slides to make them work most effectively in an online presentation?
Some things that work on slides for in-person presentations don’t work for online presentations – and vice versa. This is one of the most important things to know, because it can make the difference between a slow, sluggish presentation and a smooth, flowing online presentation.
- How can you deliver an online presentation without worrying about all the technology associated with it?
It can be nerve-wracking doing an online presentation for the first time, trying to manage participants, a slide presentation, other windows on you screen, messages coming in via the chat window, people raising hands to ask questions, and so on. There are some simple techniques you can use to make this process painless and effortless – when you know how.
This program is technology-agnostic, which means you’ll be able to run your presentations using whatever platform your organisation uses: WebEx, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToWebinar, whatever.
How Does It Work?
The course is delivered through Thinkific, one of the world’s leading online learning platforms. You can progress through the program at your own pace, and revise and review the material at any time.
The content is a series of modules for planning, preparing, and presenting better online presentations.
The first part is about your goals and structuring your presentation to meet those goals:
- Know Your Outcome
- Set Their Frame Of Mind
- Create Signposts
Then we look at your slide design:
- No More Bullet Points!
- Make It Visual
- Simplify Numbers
- Tell Stories
- Map It Out
Finally, we look at delivering the presentation:
- Be Flexible
- Turn On Your Video
- Virtual Backgrounds
- Your Audio Matters
- Keep Q&A On Track