Mastering Online Live Events: 10 Tips for Your Best Presentation

Mastering Online Live Events: 10 Tips for Your Best Presentation (Episode 159)

video marketing podcast Jul 26, 2023

Want to ace your online live event presentations? You're in the right place – we've got the tips you need!

In this podcast episode, Chris Schwager (Video Marketer and Co-Founder of Ridge Films) spills the beans on delivering compelling online live event presentations with confidence and conviction.

From honing your material through dedicated practice to perfecting captivating eye contact and dressing appropriately for the digital stage, we'll give you invaluable insights that'll make you shine on online.

Discover the significance of proper lighting, top-notch audio quality, and effective time management to keep your virtual audience engaged effortlessly. With practical advice, this episode ensures you'll not only look and sound amazing but also leave a lasting impact on your viewers.

So don't miss out on this golden opportunity to boost your confidence and captivate your live event audience online like never before! And hey, if you're seeking expert feedback for your presentation, be sure to check out our On Camera Training. You've got this!

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Video Transcription:

 Chris Schwager

Presenting on camera, here's a comprehensive guide with my 10 top tips to presenting yourself so that you look and sound amazing with a presentation that is convincing, conversational, and leaves your audience wanting more.

[00:00:15] One, be prepared, familiarise yourself with the events, theme, the objectives, the audience, making sure that you're tailoring the content accordingly, creating a well structured presentation, be sure to outline a clear and concise delivery because if you confuse, you lose.

[00:00:32] Mastering your material is number two. Practice your content. Practice, practice, practice, making sure that you feel natural and conversational. And camera, I've got a mantra that is your brain lies to you, the camera does not. Make sure you record yourself. You watch that back and you get appropriate feedback because your brain is playing tricks on you. You think you're doing it one way and the camera sees it completely different by playing back. You'll keep things conversational. You'll keep that tone and that energy and that engagement up with your audience.

[00:01:03] Three, dress the part. Use appropriate attire that aligns to your brand, your personal brand. Avoid busy patterns and distractive tones.

[00:01:11] And also remembering your eye contact. Your eye contact, looking down the lens of your camera. Now this is important. You want to make sure that during your presentation that you bring all your windows as close to the lens as possible. The worst thing the audience. can do is to see the side of your head. It's not very interesting to look at.

[00:01:30] And also body language, sit or stand comfortably, making sure that you're in good posture. You're avoiding excessive fidgeting with your hands. This is all, these are all signals, gives away that you're not quite comfortable in your skin. So just making that all relaxed, nice and natural and easy to watch.

[00:01:48] Lighting and your background. Make sure that you opt for a well lit surrounding. You know, natural lighting can be a problem. You get sun piercing through, you get cloud cover coming over and all of a sudden you're either totally blown out or you're in darkness, right? So best to try and minimize that outside lighting. Get some artificial lighting in front of you, in front of your face. So that everybody can see you clearly.

[00:02:12] Audio quality. I'm using a microphone here that's over my head out of the way. It's hardwired into the camera. This is really important. You want to avoid Bluetooth in earpieces, things that have batteries. For instance, you want to avoid any problems that are going to occur, like with dropouts of your audio. Stick to a simple audio system that you know works and test it beforehand.

[00:02:33] It's almost at the end, now.

[00:02:35] Time management. Stick to the allocated timeframe to respect the event schedule. Leave time for Q and A and interactions with the audience, if it's applicable.

[00:02:44] Nine, engage with the audience. Ask them to turn their camera on. This is completely acceptable. If they can see you and the nuances of your body language, you should be able to see them. So ask them permission to make sure that they turn that camera on and you can see that they're interested in what you're presenting. Encouraging participants in this way will make all the difference when you're presenting your content.

[00:03:07] And 10 be yourself on camera, showing your personality expertise genuinely. You'll be able to share your personal anecdotes and experiences, build rapport, and that's exactly what the audience is really wanting to do with you.

[00:03:21] If you're stuck on anything that I've given you in this video, structuring your presentation, inserting your slides or recording your presentation, be sure to reach out and I'm here to help you. So let your personality shine and unlock your inner star power with an unforgettable presentation that leaves your audience inspired, eager, and ready for more.

[00:03:39] You got this. 


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