More and more people work from home, many are being asked to take on tasks and use technologies with which they have only a passing familiarity, such as leading team meetings and presenting online rather than in person.
Giving presentations online rather than in person requires thinking about how to design PowerPoint slides, keep remote audiences engaged when they’re facing more distractions and troubleshoot technology snafus that arise in these situations.
Pick up the pace. Attention spans dwindle during virtual presentations. “That doesn’t mean you need to cut the amount of your presentation content, but rather that you spread it over more slides so there is more frequent on-screen change for audiences.
Be proactive in guiding audience attention. Presenters should assume that some people are multitasking during an online presentation. You have to ask what the audience is taking away if at times they only glance at what you’re presenting. One thing you can do is make sure the titles on your slides are more descriptive and capture the main point of the slide.
We take the stress out of these times creating online standard and video style presentations.