Virtual presentations made simple

Friday, May 28 2010

When you're standing in front of a room full of people, it's important to show off your skills as a rhetorician. You can impress them with continued eye contact, hand gestures and casual movement across a room.

But what do you do when you're not meeting face-to-face, but rather computer-to-face? NoJitters.com offers some insight on how to give a skilful presentation via video conferencing solutions.

To start, the source says that during the presentation itself, executives must remember it is more about the content than the presenter. The delivery will be impressive thanks to the streamlined tools that keep information constantly flowing across the web.

Executives should simply focus on keeping their voices firm and their intonation interesting so people will be engaged by the slides appearing on their monitors.

Once the question-and-answer part of a virtual conference begins, executives can start to consider playing to the camera. Remember that you should not look at people on your monitor - this will make it appear as if you're looking down. Speak directly to the camera to make people on the other end of the web feel as though you're looking at them.

It may seem like this is a lot to adapt to in presentation style, but most executives are ready for this shift. Market Research Media says a recent survey shows that 87 percent of 10,000 executives said they are ready to go virtual this year.ADNFCR-3295-ID-19806044-ADNFCR