September 9th, 2022
Guide to Giving a Great Online Presentation
The last couple of years has been a significant transitional period for everyone around the globe. Many businesses turned to different technologies to keep up with the changing times. It’s common for people nowadays to use remote meetings as a venue for introducing their products to potential customers. That being said, below are some helpful tips on creating and giving top-quality online presentations that are sure to win over the hearts and minds of your customers and colleagues.
Keep them interested by adding different media
We’ve all seen what a boring presentation looks like–pure text and numbers, with no visual representation. Some even go as far as putting the transcript of the entire presentation to avoid forgetting what needs to be said. Keeping your viewers interested is the key to a successful presentation. You can do this by adding relevant media such as images and videos to your slides.
Instead of just bare numbers, why not add a graph so they have a visual of how good the last quarter is? Or maybe add a creative video to introduce a new product to your client–that’s sure to draw their attention. If you’re worried about the technicalities of adding different media to your presentation, then let VideoCom Presenter do the work for you. Adding images, videos, or even sharing your entire screen for demonstrative purposes has never been easier thanks to its user-friendly interface and design. What’s more, its virtual pointer and annotation feature will surely draw your audience's attention to points of interest they can’t miss.
VIdeoCom Presenter's Virtual Pointer and Annotation features
Outline and Organize
It’s always good practice to imagine yourself as the audience–that way you’ll know if the order in which you’re presenting everything makes sense and won’t confuse anyone. It’s also great to consider the layout of your slides, and how each media are distributed evenly throughout the entire presentation where it also makes sense.
VideoCom Presenter can be a handy tool to easily make these kinds of changes to your existing PDF, Google slide, or PowerPoint presentation. If for some reason you need to change the text from your slides, the resync button will easily bring the changes to the app without the need to reload the entire presentation file again. Want to get a glimpse of what your remote presentation would look like? Try to record a practice session using VideoCom Presenter to check different areas for improvement.
Be natural, have fun, and smile!
It’s your own show, so there’s a big chance they’ll be seeing your face most of the time. With that said, it’s important to really make a good impression on camera. Try to start the presentation with a simple game, or perhaps a topic that everyone can relate to. Make it so that your audience will feel they’re part of the conversation, which adds up greatly to their willingness to give their undivided attention to you.
A simple smile during your online meeting can and will affect how your audience feels throughout the entire presentation. Also, grab every opportunity to have a good laugh with them so long as you don’t overdo it. Finally, giving enough time for people to ask questions and leave feedback is very important so you know if you’ve effectively delivered your message. Of course, don’t forget to respond to them, be it during the presentation or after. It’s your choice!
Consider yourself as the designer, director, and audience during the course of your online performance. With the right tools and techniques, your next online presentation will definitely be your best.