I started my public speaking journey back in 2017 and have had the pleasure of speaking at many great events in person in the UK and abroad, I never imagined I'd enjoy public speaking the way I do. With the world as it is in 2020 everything changed and moved from in person events to virtual. I admit to being a bit naive in thinking that presenting virtually or remotely would be a similar experience to presenting in person.
From my experience this year, I can tell you that it is very much a different thing presenting remotely than in person. In person as a speaker you can feed off the audience and pull that into your presentation delivery, a friendly face in the crowd can make all the difference to your confidence and delivery.
When presenting remotely it's much harder if at all possible to see your audience and draw on their energy. It's also harder to interact with them, either as a crowd asking for a show of hands to a question you are asking or on a one to one basis to discuss something. It definately take a lot more effort as a presenter and audience member to keep that connection open.
I've been asked by several people to share my experience of presenting virtually and share any tips I've got, so what better way to do that than via a video? 😉
In my video I cover off a fair few subjects. I touch on nerves and routine, environment, lighting, knowing your presentation platform, running demos, questions and chat and also when it all goes wrong.
I hope that you find the video and tips of value and please do reach out to me, either here, or on YouTube with any questions or tips you've got for presenting remotely, I am always willing to learn and improve my technique! 😀