August 15th, 2022
Get The Most Out Of Your Online Presentation
Whether you’re new to working from home or a seasoned pro, it can be challenging to host an online presentation that intrigues your audience and stands out from all the others they’ve sat through that week. The good news is that there are several ways to give your audience a great and memorable experience. This blog will provide some pointers to help you create the best possible presentations.
The Basics For Your Online Presentation
While the online presentation might be the main event, there are a few side points that you can help with before the show gets started. The first is making sure what’s behind you in a video call remains professional. It’s not a problem to have some laundry behind you or some fun family photos for a quick call with a friend, but not when you’re presenting to a client.
One of the most straightforward solutions for this is background removal, something VideoCom Presenter already has out of the box. This way, when you add your webcam to your presentation slides, you have nothing behind you. It’s like having a green screen without having to buy or set up anything, all at the click of a button.
The second tip is to ensure nobody is hogging your internet connection when you give your online presentation. People only have a certain amount of time, and the more time they have to wait for your connection to stabilize, the less you’re getting to pitch your product or make your point. This is why we recommend using a wired connection for your online presentation. This can be sitting near the router or solutions like the TP-Link wired connector, it’s worth investing in getting that connection stable.
Keep The Attention On Your Presentation
One big blocker many people have is simply reading the lines on their slides directly at their guests. However full of knowledge and enthusiasm you are, this can turn a great presenter into a monotonous one. The best thing you can do is have critical points on the screen that you will elaborate on as you get into your online presentation. This keeps the words sounding natural and conversational but keeps you on track. It’s also not a bad idea to keep speaker notes, something you can do with VideoCom Presenter. These will be on screen but only you will be able to see them, meaning you don't have to look elsewhere.
It’s also essential to keep the focus where you want it. If you have multiple media sources on screen or would like to highlight a particular area, you can’t just physically point to it like you would ia whiteboard in a physical space, right? Not so! With VideoCom Presenter, you can use a virtual pointer. This way, you can direct focus, annotate and direct the flow of your presentation as you give it.
Include Different Sources
Speaking of media, you don’t want all of your slides to be text on a screen. This is another way people tend to lose focus, so having visual aids can make a big difference. You don’t want to go full force with a 90s-style Word Art presentation (though who knows, that could be due a comeback), but getting the right balance is essential.
Using VideoCom Presenter, you can add all sorts of different media types. You can incorporate video directly from your computer or sites like YouTube. Any website can be bought on the screen and included as part of your online presentation. Of course, images and gifs are easily imported. These can then all complement the slides you have already created in Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides. All of this along your webcam as part of the slides so you can make that personal connection.
Involve Your Audience
Where you can, actively courting participation from your audience can really help them retain the information you deliver. You can provide spaces for them to ask questions. However, it’s advisable to make this optional and known in advance. For example, sending your slides to people before your online presentation is not a bad idea. This way, they will know what to expect and can prepare any questions they may have.
Something else you could do is make the entire live session a question-and-answer meeting. You can, with VideoCom Presenter, easily record, upload, and share your presentation in advance. You can even edit specific parts of your presentation as you record, so you don’t have to deliver the entire thing again. This can then open up their available time to questions and leave you to focus on engagement.
So long as your planning and preparation are ready, there’s no reason your next online presentation shouldn’t go smoothly. With the addition of software like VideoCom Presenter, you can take things to the next level!