If 2020 were a presentation, few would stick around for the Q&A though it certainly kept us on the edge of our seats. Here we unpack key takeaways and how 2020 changed what it means to give blinding online presentations.
As a now 100% remote company we have found some hidden settings, integrated platforms and shortcuts to level up even the pro Zoom user.
We’ve seen significant increases in information retention and content engagement since taking our courses 100% online. But there isn’t a silver bullet.
Audiences’ average excitement levels for meetings, webinars and virtual events are at an all-time low. They’re exhausted. And that thin string of patience that’s withstanding cringe-worthy connection and audio problems is about to snap.
Your audience is bombarded. The influx of online events is more overwhelming than your laundry pile after a long holiday with nothing new or interesting anymore. What makes your webinar/online conference different from everyone else’s?
There’s something about online presentations these days that has got people thinking that it’s ok to sit while giving your speech, pitch or keynote address. It’s not ok.
Keeping your audience’s attention is hard enough, now that they are online you’ll need to adopt some new techniques to keep them invested.
In times of crisis, powerful communication and visual leadership is needed more than ever and it’s still possible to achieve this even if not all huddled together in a single room.
A lot in the world has changed, and a lot has stayed the same. We still need to make those sales numbers, and we still need to rally the troops, those slides ain’t gonna present themselves! The problem is that from what I’ve seen, most people’s presentation skills on zoom are up there with 1990 PowerPointers. We can and must do better.