September 2nd, 2022
Remote Pitching: How To Do It Right
Presenting your ideas in a conference room full of clients can be just as stressful as doing it remotely. The amount of time and thought you put into coming up with the perfect remote pitch can wear some people out. Fortunately, the world has advanced to a point where many of the technologies being developed are aimed toward making life easier and simpler when doing remote presentations using our home computers and mobile devices. Let’s review some tips and tricks on what constitutes a good remote pitch during presentations.
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Establishing a good connection with people takes priority
Computers can never replace humans when it comes to establishing a connection with each other. A simple change in your facial expression and voice can have an effect on other people and it’s just natural for us to detect these subtleties. Although many companies today rely on using technology to communicate with potential clients remotely, this does not mean we can sit back and relax, not needing to worry about how we present ourselves online.
There was a time when remote presentations aren’t a thing: Remember the time you needed to look your best by wearing the perfect outfit, and practicing your lines to make sure you were representing the company in the most positive and professional way possible? It’s the exact same thing when preparing for your big day online. As people will be focused on what you’re saying and how you say it on cam, the way you present yourself and your product remain a key factor that can make or break a business deal.
That said, don’t forget to lighten up the mood by reaching out to them in a more personal manner. A brief small talk as part of your introduction may help put you and everyone else at ease. Remember, your primary objective is to connect with your audience so you have their undivided attention before your remote pitch begins.
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Harnessing the power of current technologies
When pitching your ideas remotely, using the best tools available to you can be a game changer. One of the very first things you would want to do is to make sure your internet subscription is up to the task–look for providers that offer fast and stable connection. Good thing is, nowadays you don’t have to spend much to have excellent connectivity at home. Do all it takes to minimize (or eliminate) the risk of video stuttering in the middle of a good remote pitch by investing in a good internet connection.
The overall look of your slides as you pitch your ideas says a lot about your and your company, so it’s only proper to use what technology is available to level up your online performance. VideoCom Presenter is designed to enhance how you control your existing PDFs, Google slides, or PowerPoint presentations. Add media files such as videos, images, screen capture, and more as an overlay on your existing slides, or as a new slide in itself.
Instead of manually switching from one app to another as you pitch your ideas, VideoCom Presenter makes it possible for you to bring everything together with features and tools that allow full integration with video conferencing apps as well, so you can spend less time worrying about technicalities. And oh, did I mention it also has a built-in virtual pointer and annotation feature that allows you to draw attention right when you need it?
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I’m thankful we live in a time when it’s possible to connect with anyone remotely. Our reach has gotten so far, that it’s now very easy to expand our businesses globally without even leaving the country. This realization has been made even more crystal clear during the pandemic–many people were able to keep their businesses running smoothly using technologies that had been there all along, just waiting for the right moment to shine. Equipped with the right set of knowledge and skills, topped with excellent tools like VideoCom Presenter, pitching your ideas remotely will become second nature to you.