As if school and work amidst global pandemic, coronavirus, was not already tiring, we now have to prepare presentations beforehand as well. A well-designed and well-conducted presentation can have a long-lasting impact on your audience. However, things get more complicated in online presentations. Many problems can arise in an online presence, so you have to be aware of and prepare for every one of them.
Here are some pro tips for you to have an online presentation amid COVID-19:
1. Find the right tools
Nowadays, there are several platforms where you can deliver your online presentation. You should choose a platform where you and others can follow the presentation together. One of the ways to do this is that you send them the PDF file before the meeting.
Alternatively, you can choose a network where all of you can see the same thing on your screens (screen sharing). You can screen share through Zoom, Skype as well as join.me. However, Zoom is the most popular one in this pandemic for both professional meetings and online classes.
2. Time your presentation like your life depends on it
Do you know what’s worse than a poorly conducted presentation? One that takes longer than its time. Seriously, no one wants to sit for an extra 3 to 5 minutes. Finish your presentation within time. You should also keep a separate portion of your time for question and answer sessions.
3. Don’t bore your audience
People often tell you that you should start your presentation with an exciting story, a crazy fact, or just anything that will grab the audience’s attention. While you do so, you should remember not to bore your audience in the middle. Introduction and conclusion are essential, but that doesn’t mean the middle part is not.
4. Prepare your backup
In an online meeting, you may have to face many problems such as someone walking in behind you, someone yelling for you, electricity issues, and issues with an internet connection. You should be well-prepared for every one of these. Prepare a backup for your internet connection and electricity. Make sure that you have your room locked while in a meeting.
5. Maintain eye contact with people, not screen
When presenting, don’t look at the screen, it will seem like you are looking down or avoiding eye contact. Eye contact builds trust. You can put a paper on the screen to prevent keep looking at it. Additionally, you must dress in formal clothes and have a good light source in the room. You might have noticed that most of the influencers, Instagrammers, and YouTubers sit close to a window or outside in the sun when they do live sessions. Well, there’s a reason for this.
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