Virtual Presentation Skills Training
Virtual Presentation Skills Training gives participants ideas on how to develop, as well as the opportunity to practice their skills.
How is the Virtual Presentation Skills Training delivered?
Our Virtual Presenting with Impact training is delivered via any online software including Adobe Connect, Webex, Zoom etc. We tend to use the client’s preferred software as we can work with any. Participants can be home based, or in the office.
Part 1 Virtual Workshop
The Part 1 session is delivered in a workshop style, which means whilst there is a presentation from the training consultant, there is also lots of discussion. The conversation focusses on how ideas introduced, apply to individual participant situations and their particular needs. This part of the overall training course takes between 60 and 90 minutes. It can be delivered in one or more sessions depending on the need. So if the participants want to cover all aspects of presenting with impact, there will be three sessions.
Part 2 Virtual Presentations, Feedback & Development
The Part 2 sessions follow with the participants breaking up into groups of three, based on thier needs, role, or functional area. These could be on the same day, or a different one.
In the smaller virtual workshops, each participant presents to the group via the video. They present in 5 to 10 minutes slots and receive feedback. This is repeated a couple of times. Feedback is given by the other training participants and of course by the training consultant. Following feedback they continue to present, so in this way they develop as they learn and as they present.
These smaller workshop groups last around 60 to 90 minutes, with each participant presenting for around 20 minutes including their feedback. Each participant can be involved in more than one of these smaller group workshops, depending on their needs and development requirements
Individual Development Feedback
Each participant recieves the feedback they require in a number of areas. Identifying both areas which are strong and those which would benefit from development, form parts of this session.
When presenting, the participants look at the screen to see their slide content and at the same time they’re looking pretty much at the camera, so the feedback they get is very good when compared to presenting in the same room.
Each piece of feedback is accompanied by ideas on how to develop personal impact, and this is tailored for the individual.
Feedback is given on the overall style of the presenter. Their impact and the overall impression they give. Does it appear that the presenter really knows their subject.
Body language can include use of hands and arms, facial expressions, movement and fiddling. It also includes eye contact, which is important when presenting via video.
Does the talk make sense in achieving its objective? Does the audience know where the presentation is going and reach a clear conclusion?
Are the slides coherent and make sense? Does each slide clearly make the point it is designed to do? Are the slides interesting?
Is the audience engaged from the start? Do they feel involved and is it made clear how the talk is of relevance to them?
How many participants can join Virtual Presentation Skills Training
In the Part 1 session up to 12 participants can join. In the Part 2 sessions smaller groups of 3 or 4 are ideal.
Virtual Presentation Skills Training - Duration
Part 1 tends to work as a 60 to 90 minute session, with up to 12 participants.
The Part 2 sessions work with small groups of 3 or 4 participants, of 60 to 90 minutes in duration. There can be a number of Part 2 sessions, depending on the training needs.
The technical requirements are simply the client’s chosen platform.
If the participants wish to record their presentations and the feedback, they can do this by either recording the session in the aplication, or by using a smartphone. If they want to stand for their presentation and record, a microphone will help the sound qaulity.
Access to Online Video Learning Content
As part of this training provision, each participant gains access to itdLIVE. This is our Video Learning platform. It includes over 90 videos on Presenting with Impact. Each video is between 30 seconds and three minutes long. Each video contains one idea on presenting. Particpants can access just the idea they need, or watch the whole course.
Take a look at this Video Learning platform by clicking on this link itdLIVE.
Pre Course Needs Requirements
Each participant is emailed the agenda menu and asked to reply with their development priortites. This then forms the basis of the Workshop Agenda
Virtual Presentation Skills Training Agenda
The following areas are included in the training agenda.
This area includes, how to structure the presentation and each section within it. The start, the content and the end. How to structure each slide. Planning your talk and the importance of a clear objective.
What is actually going into your talk? What should be excluded can often be as important as what is included.
The look and layout of each slide can be vital. The use of bullets and images is reviewed and applied, so that each person gains ideas on their presentation.
We are often asked about the number of slides that should be used and how many slides can be presented per minute. Getting the timing right is vital, as well as allowing for questions and discussion.
This is an often overlooked area, in that the organistaion of the venue can make, or break a presentation.
Considering your audience and planning how you will engage with the audience is crucial. Relating your content to them will directly impact the results.
What you wear needs to support the premise of your presentation. If your talk is to promote your competence and knowledge, your clothes need to support this. The expectations of the audience are key here. In some markets and situations a suit is required, wheras in others it is definetly not.
How you present yourself in eye contact, warmth of expression, hand movements and all other aspects of body language, needs to support your overall impact.
Like every other aspect of our virtual presentation skills training, handling questions is a skill. It can be learnt, practised and developed. Handling very difficult questions is part of this training.
Some participants want to develop their voice. This can be in slowing down, adding emphasis, making it clearer, and altering the overall pace.
The choice of words is key, especialy for those who work in a technically complex area. We all have our work related language, but for some this can be particularly complex. Our observation is that the most intelligent people tend to use the simplest language to explain very complicated ideas.
Telling a Story with your Presentation
Telling a story in your talk can make it highly impactful and engaging. We will show you how to do this with very simple structures and ideas. It makes the virtual presentation skills training add real value to your technique.