When you are giving a virtual presentation it can be a challenge to deal with those people that have joined the call on time and those who are having technical problems connecting. The trick is to create two openings. Prepare a soft opening for those who connected on time and the real opening for when everybody is present.
Virtual presenting has its own challenges. Use these three simple tips to make sure you engage your virtual audience.
How long should a story last in our presentations? This question popped up in my recent webinar ‘Forget about Presenting; Tell a Story Instead’. Check out the video below to find out theanswer.
You can see the full webinar at www.janicehaywood.eu/resources/webinars
“What prompts can we use to figure out what story to tell?” This was one of the questions I receieved in my recent webinar ‘Forget about Presenting; Tell a Story Instead’ and which I answer in this short video.
To see the webinar go to www.janicehaywood.eu/resources/webinars
“What if we’re not great storytellers? How can we improve this skill”? In this video I answer this question which came up in my recent webinar about using stories to improve the impact of your presentations.
You can see the full webinar, ‘Forget about Presenting; Tell a Story Instead’ at www.janicehaywood.eu/resources/webinars
Using story telling techniques in your presentations is one of the most effective ways to persuade your audience to take action, adopt your ideas or spread your message.
And both you and your message will be remembered for much, much longer than those who continue to give boring presentations full of dry facts and statistics.
When presenting, we’re often very nervous seeing the audience in front of us, thinking they’re judging us negatively. But the fact is, the audience are really on your side, they want you to do well.
If you try to lead the audience around to your point of view too soon, they will resist because of the reasons above.
When we pace an audience, we let them know we acknowledge what they might be feeling before we attempt to lead them around to our point of view.