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  • Coming up next at Coming up next6:30pm GMT . . .Improving Your VirtualPresentation SkillsJoe McVeighVirtual Roundtable Web Conference21 April 2012www.flickr.com/photos/acaben/541334636/
  • Title slide: Improving your virtualImproving Your Virtual skills presentationPresentation SkillsJoe McVeighVirtual Roundtable Web Conference21 April 2012www.flickr.com/photos/acaben/541334636/
  • Map of Vermont Vermont
  • Vermont map 2 NYC & Philadelphia
  • Vermont map 3 Boston
  • Vermont map 4 Montreal
  • Where are you from ?
  • Springtime in Vermont
  • Graduation
  • Graduation
  • Graduation speaker
  • Artists portfolio / placards
  • Work hardWORKHARD
  • Do good workDO GOOD WORK
  • Never give upNEVERGIVE UP
  • Juis books
  • What do you think made thisgraduation speech so memorable?What do you think madethis graduation speechso memorable?
  • Keep it Keep it sclear _ simple and ____ and clear
  • Dont try to include everythingDont try to include e _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  • Ira Glass: importance of abandoning crapNot enough getssaid about theimportance ofabandoning crap.Ira Glass, host ofradio program ThisAmerican Lifehttp://bit.ly/zKKWUJ
  • Lecture Hall
  • Boring lecture
  • Tell a story Tell a story
  • Engage with your audience E_____ with your audience
  • Example of engaging task: What doyou think made this graduation speech so memorable? What do you think made this graduation speech so memorable?
  • Engage the participants (2)Engage the participants
  • Other ideas for engaging participants? What are some other things that you can do in a virtual setting to engage the participants?
  • Consultants-e Task
  • Give yourparticipants participants something to do Give yoursomethingto _ _
  • Have a clear direction Have a clear d________
  • Prepare and practicePrepare andp_______well
  • Do something unexpectedDo something une _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  • Avoid death by lecture
  • Mind is conditioned to see breaks in patterns
  • The unexpected wakes us up a little bit
  • Use good body language and eye contactUse goodbody l _ _ _-_____and eye______
  • Eye contact
  • Controversial position?
  • Dont read your talk Dont _ _ _ _ !
  • Put your camera at eye levelPut your camera at eye level
  • We dont want to look up your nose
  • Camera angle
  • Cameras make us uncomfortable
  • Be yourself Be y _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  • Use a mirror
  • Remember: we can see youIf your camera ison, we can see you
  • Get a better webcam Get a better webcam.
  • Be _ _ _ _Be loud enoughenough
  • Get a good microphone and use it Use a good microphone and get close to it
  • Use a headsetUse a headset
  • Headphones 2
  • Use earbuds or earbuds
  • Dont be boring Dont be ______!
  • Advances in knowledge about how people learn
  • The lecture bored me to death
  • Counter with distractionsDealing distractions in the audience
  • Texting as a distraction
  • Be enthusiastic Be en_________ _
  • Be passionate
  • Make your participants active dont do it all for them
  • Keeping peoples attention WALL-Ewww.ted.com/talks/andrew_stanton_the_clues_to_a_great_story.html
  • Dont say 4 4
  • Say 2 + 2 = ? 2+2 = ?
  • Give the participants an opportunity to speak
  • Dont talk too fastDont talk too _ _ _ _
  • Keep to your timeKeep toyour____
  • Use visuals effectively Use v_____s effectively
  • Resources: Presentation ZenGarr Reynoldswww.presentationzen.com
  • Dont put too much information onDont try to put too much information on one slide Dont try to put too muchinformation on one slide Dont try to put too much information on one slide Dont try to one slideput too much information on one slideDont try to put too much information on one slide Dont try to put too muchinformation on one slideDont try to put too much information on one slide Dont try to put too muchinformation on one slideDont try to put too much information on one slide Dont try to put too muchinformation on one slideDont try to put too much information on one slide Dont try to put too muchinformation on one slideDont try to put too much information on one slide Dont try to put too muchinformation on one slideDont try to put too much information on one slide Dont try to put too muchinformation on one slideDont try to put too much information on one slide Dont try to put too muchinformation on one slideDont try to put too much information on one slide Dont try to put too muchinformation on one slideDont try to put too much information on one slide Dont try to put too muchinformation on one slide
  • Use good lighting Use good lighting
  • No, seriously.Really use good lighting Good lighting. - TV
  • Avoid backlighting
  • Lighting use a lamp
  • Lighting diagram 1- you
  • Lighting diagram 2 desk
  • Lighting diagram - with webcam
  • Lighting diagram 4 one light
  • Lighting diagram 5 two lights
  • Resources: Presentation ZenGarr Reynoldswww.presentationzen.com
  • Brain Rules for PresentersBrain Rulesfor PresentersReynolds / Medina
  • Resources: The Exceptional Presenter Goes Virtual thevirtualpresenter.com
  • ThankThank you slide 1 youFollow me on twitter @JoeMcVeighPresentations available on SlideShareMore presentations, handouts,resources , and blog atwww.joemcveigh.orgEmail: [email protected]
  • Questions ?Questions
  • ThankThank you slide 2 youFollow me on twitter @JoeMcVeighPresentations available on SlideShareMore presentations, handouts,resources , and blog atwww.joemcveigh.orgEmail: [email protected]

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