As we are moving from live meetings to virtual presentations, everyone from the anxious beginner to the confident professional will grow from expert advice such as:
Why should you Attend:
- How to adjust your message for remote presentations
- How to polish your delivery for the camera
- What to pay attention to regarding your lighting and backdrop
We are excited to offer "Three Ways To Win at Virtual Presentations": through your message, your delivery, and your backdrop.
Most of us have sat through poorly planned virtual presentations, so we want to avoid some of the same mistakes others are making when presenting through virtual platforms.
We now see our colleagues in tiny boxes at the top of our computer screens during meetings. And we still have some holdouts who refuse to use video. Regardless, plan to join us if:
Areas Covered in the Session:
- You want to present the best video version of yourself
- You don't want people in the audience counting every time you say "um" or "and uh"
- You just don't want to be boring when it's your time to shine
- You truly desire fresh approaches to presenting ideas to your team and other audiences virtually
- You simply want to gain a couple of new tips you can incorporate immediately to be the best remote presenter you can be each and every time
Be ready and more prepared than ever before. Here's what you'll gain from our crash course that will revolutionize your approach to presenting remotely on the job.
Preparing Your Message
Good openings are sure-fire crowd pleasers.
Don't bore them at the beginning!
- Make the most out of your "Three-Minute First Impression"
- Reinforce your sticking points throughout your message
- Figure out what everyone else is doing-then DON'T do the same thing
- Submerse yourself in the three "must-do's" for any presentation opening and intentionally hook your audience
- Understand the importance of shortening your message for the virtual audience (this is excellent advice)
Delivering Your Presentation
- Don't be guilty of fizzling out at the end: Close with a big bang
- Overhaul your visuals for the virtual platform
- Learn some surprise presentation tips from the pros
Preparing Your Backdrop
Here's a sneak peek at what you need to know about lighting and background-because most of us are straining to read the titles of the books on your bookshelf:
- Turn off your email notifications
- Become a "Master Muter"
- Avoid the beanbag scenario
- Don't present sitting in front of a window
- Don't station yourself directly under overhead lighting
- Avoid the "up-your-nose" view
- Clear the clutter (what actually needs to be in the background)
BEST PRACTICE of ALL
Banish the "ums" and "uhs."
Yes, people will sit and listen to you and count the number of times you say "and uh." It's ridiculous. I'll share the only secret I know to eradicate vocal fillers from all of your presentations for good. This technique alone is worth your time investment.
Who Will Benefit:
- Human Resources Professionals
- Communication Consultants
- Learning and Development Specialists
- Technical Professionals
- Sales Professionals
- Marketing Professionals
Mandi Stanley With more than 16 years of experience on the seminar circuit, Certified Speaking Professional Mandi Stanley works primarily with business leaders who want to boost their professional image and with people who want to be better speakers and writers.
In 2003, Mandi was designated a CSP, Certified Speaking Professional. Fewer than 9 percent of all worldwide speakers have earned this designation, and Mandi is the first Mississippian in history to receive this honor through the National Speakers Association.
She's a summa cum laude graduate with concentrations in English, communication, and management, and served as a faculty member of the American Management Association for five years. Mandi is the author of The No-Panic Plan for Presenters, which was named a Finalist in the Career category at the Independent Book Publishers Awards in New York. Audiences appreciate her platform enthusiasm, interactive style, and content-rich messages.