September 9th, 2022
Tips for a Successful Online Presentation
Many industries today are driven by the willingness to adapt to change, and one such change is how people have kept their businesses running despite the need for people in the workplace to work remotely.
Needless to say, we’ve accepted the fact that most (if not all) of the work we do nowadays is done online, but that does not mean we won’t be prioritizing how we look on our webcams during online presentations. Remember how we used to consider what clothes to wear for our onsite client meetings? Looking presentable even when online is just as important. Moreover, having the right set of tools at your disposal definitely helps.
Always be prepared
Okay, you’ve got your hair done and dressed the part: That’s great! But that doesn’t end there. You also need to check your equipment and surroundings. Most cameras need sufficient lighting to produce the best picture possible. Although having the most recent full HD camera helps, it’s not always the solution–you will be surprised at how a simple thing like good lighting can significantly enhance your picture quality.
It’s also important to use a camera background that’s consistent with your company’s image. Just to be on the safe side of things, clean background with no clutter always does the job.
Audio quality should always be an essential part of your setup as well. Make sure to invest in audio equipment that can give justice to your well-modulated voice to entice everyone to keep listening during your presentation.
Finally, check your internet connection if it’s up to the task. Some internet service providers offer high download but slow upload speeds–this would cause lag and problems with picture quality during your online meetings. Opting for an ethernet connection instead of Wi-fi will also result in a more stable connection overall.
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A pleasing camera personality
Let’s say you’ve got the basics covered: a good background and lighting, as well as the appropriate outfit. The way you project yourself in front of the camera is also key to leaving a good impression on your audience. Make sure to place your camera where the upper half of your body is properly framed right at the center. Consider giving yourself enough space to show hand gestures, which is an added bonus if you want a more personal touch on how you go about your report.
Not all contagious things are bad. A smile is scientifically proven to lighten up the mood of whoever sees it. Make it a habit to add a dash of positivity when presenting online by being in your best mood possible. Surprisingly, this practice also affects how well you speak. It’s nice to see and listen to someone who give out a pleasant aura–a sure way to level up the engagement level of your online meeting.
A speaker who greets her viewers with a smile
Give your audience a visual treat
What’s an online business meeting without the trustee charts to show data, right? They’re one of the most important elements of an online presentation so people have an actual visual of how things are going. As much as we understand how essential this information is, it can sometimes be a bore to look at.
This is why you need the help of tools that can make your presentation aesthetically pleasing without having to spend too much of your time. Want to spice up your presentation with ease? There’s a program that can do that for you! I’m sure you already know where I’m going with this, so go ahead, read on.
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One app to rule them all!
Adding different visual elements that would work great for your presentation can be a chore, but with VideoCom Presenter, you can level up the look and feel of your online presentations without hassle!
There’s no need to redo the slides you’ve already spent time working on all night. Load your existing presentation file (Google Slides, PDF, or PowerPoint presentation) and from there you can effortlessly add elements such as videos, images, and lots more. You can either add them as a new slide or as an overlay for an existing slide you’ve created in advance. Put more professional touch as you switch slides by adding your favorite transition effects.
Love how you look in your camera but can’t move the clutter behind you? Let VideoCom Presenter’s background removal technology work its magic for you without the need for a greenscreen–Now there’s nothing that comes between you and your presentation, literally.
You can share a specific window or even your entire computer screen with everyone, which is also a perfect opportunity to use the virtual pointer annotation to steer everyone’s focus in the right direction–with VideoCom Presenter, you have complete control over what you want to show (or not show) during the online presentation.
VideoCom Presenter also works as an outstanding virtual camera for Zoom, Teams, or whatever your favorite video conferencing application may be. Reaching more audiences is also possible as you can also stream your presentation via Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn too!
I could go on forever, what with all the other cool features this nifty app has that I haven’t mentioned here, but I leave it up to you to try and experience VideoCom Presenter for yourself. It is by far the easiest-to-use application for improving your online presentations.