Engaging a virtual audience

What are the key similarities and differences between presenting face to face and presenting online?
What is the best way to use PowerPoint slides and other visual aids online?
What are some practical tips I can apply immediately so that I can do an even better job?

This articles outlines some practical tools and tips to adapt your speaking style to video, and keep your digital audience interested.

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Body Language

55% of communication is non-verbal when presenting face-to-face. Here Jeremy talks through 5 key factors to remember in order to keep your audience onboard.

Capture their attention in 3 minutes flat

"Business people sometimes say – ‘I’m OK as long as I can get through the first three minutes’. I reply – ‘you’ve probably already lost the audience.’ Audience members judge you, asking themselves: are you confident? Do you understand us? Do you have both knowledge and gravitas? The start of any presentation determines to a large extent whether you’ll achieve your desired outcome: don’t just ‘get through it’, optimise those critical first three minutes!"

Jeremy Cassell shares his top 10 tips for creating presentations that make an immediate impact on your audience.

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Further reading

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Present with authenticity

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Structure every presentation

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