Is COVID-19 forcing you and your team to work from home?
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 elephant in the room: COVID-19 means you might not have a choice!
  • Invite participants from anywhere, not just the people who happen to be in your office.
  • 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.

What Do You Get?

This program covers everything you need to know about planning, preparing, and presenting powerful online presentations.

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.
  • Why are online presentations becoming so attractive right now?
    Three key trends have turned online presentations from a “nice to know” technology into a “must know” technology.
  • 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, polls and other interactive sessions 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.
  • What else do you need before and after the online presentation itself to ensure its success?
    Success with online presentations is much more than the time in the presentation itself. An effective lead-up and a strong follow-up will help reinforce your key messages and add even more value to the event itself.
  • 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.
  • How do you run your online presentation as part of a meeting
    Not every online presentation is a standalone event. Sometimes you’ll have to present in the middle of a longer online meeting, and that takes special skills as well

Imagine having a simple checklist of all the things you have to do … how to prepare, what to send to participants beforehand, what to put in your PowerPoint slides, what not to put in your PowerPoint slides, how to deliver the presentation, how to conduct live polls, how to handle Q&A, how to record it, how to follow up after the presentation, and more …

That’s what this program will teach you to do.

It’s also 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?

This is an online program (surprise!) with three 60-minute modules:

  1. Your presentation content – structure, layout, flow
  2. Stunning slides – creating attractive slide presentations (fast!)
  3. Engaging your audience – polls, Q&A, other interactive features

This is an in-house program for your team, and we schedule the modules as required to fit your time frames. Typically, we complete the three modules in 1-2 weeks.

All participants also get:

  • E-mail access to Gihan for 90 days after the program
  • Access to the Disruption By Design resource centre for 90 days after the program

Why Work With Me?

I’m a conference keynote speaker and workshop presenter, but I also love doing online presentations.

I’ve always been passionate about how people learn – especially through group presentations. In all the time I’ve been a presenter, I’ve been obsessed with presentation technology, influence skills, and communication techniques.

I’ve been running online presentations since 2009, when they were just in their infancy – and long before some people even had fast broadband Internet.

I’ve taught many other thought leaders and presenters the art and science of online presentations, as well as teaching business professionals these same skills to apply in their workplace.

One of my early clients was Citrix (the company behind GoToWebinar), who asked me to run online presentations for them in Australia, the UK, Europe, and the USA. In fact, they engaged me to teach their clients how to run better online presentations.

I was also invited by Garr Reynolds, the author of the world-renowned bestseller Presentation Zen (widely considered the best book on presentation design), to write the online presentation section for the book.

I’m the author of “The Future of Leadership”, “Disruption By Design”, and 10 other books.

Forbes magazine rated me the #5 social media influencer in the world (and #1 in Australia) in my area of expertise.

Online presentations allow me to reach a wider audience, add more in-depth value to my clients, connect in a personal way with members of my membership site, deliver my material from anywhere, and even give me the freedom to travel and still run “business as usual”.

So what I’m saying is … I’ll share my real-life experience with you. You’ll learn to avoid the most common mistakes and to apply the principles that I know work.

Which means no fluff. Just the real answers you want to know.

Next Steps

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please get in touch by phone or e-mail and I would be happy to discuss how best we can work together.

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