Virtual Presentation Skills Training

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Workday was arranging a virtual team development day and one of the areas they wanted to cover was a development piece around virtual presentation skills and how to run a successful meeting online.


The need was to give everyone clear and concise ideas on how to improve their virtual presentation and meeting skills online.


In preparing for the session we carried out a technical test to make sure the technology would work across the EMEA region.

The agenda for the training followed these areas:

Introduction & Overview
Introduction & personal objectives.
Differences of presenting virtually
Challenges in presenting virtually.
Virtual meeting objectives
Different types of virtual meeting.
Role of personality in presenting
ITD Work Styles Model.
Mirroring or adapting your presentation.
Moderating; speed, pace & accent.
Using Video
Impact of using video.
Positioning, lighting & background.
Eye contact & body language.
The need for simpler messages &
simpler language.
Common pitfalls to avoid.
Using Slides/Content
The role of slides.
Be brief, focussed, logical & engaging.
Slide design & structure.
Summary & personal actions


Each participant gained specific and individual actions for implementation. Most of these were practised in the session and the participants gained feedback from the trainer.

Participant Feedback

“Excellent tailored training.”

“Great session that really helped me improve.”

Client Comment

“Thank you for tailoring the training to our needs. It was excellent.”