Class Review Virtual Public Speaking Class, April 22, 2020
Updated: May 22
Our April 22nd Virtual Impact class was small, with just 2 students, but the participants were happy - for them it was almost like a private lesson.
There was Natalia, a scientific educator from The Netherlands working in pre-sales and marketing for a nutritional supplements company and Manuel, an IT Coach working for a General Electric subsidiary, from Switzerland.
Both were there for the same reason: To develop their speaking and preesnting skills that instead of doing the usual online presentation, i.e. just showing and reading their slides like everyone else did, to be able to grab and keep their audiences' attention, open their talk powerfully, deliver their message clearly, and be memorable.
In Natalia's case, she was not the one selling her products, rather she was informing customers, through her presentations, of the science of what her company did to raise awareness and interest. What she discovered was that by asking her audience questions, she could get them thinking, and hopefully, curious to hear more.
What Manuel learned was that when you flash a slide on the screen, everyone will stop listening and read it. And even after they read it they will re-read it again and again. When you used the whiteboard function people have to listen. And when they are listening, that's when the magic happens.
Slides are still important, but then they should be simple, with 1 key message and the visuals necessary to support that key message.
Attend our next online course - description below:
If you want to use home-office time to polish your speaking skills, our virtual class can help you become a better speaker and online presenter.
Virtual Impact is a 1/2 day (4 hour) practice oriented class for a small group (max 5-6 people) held live, online, every month. In just a short time you can make a huge improvement to both your virtual as well as live-event stage presence.
While there are many online public speaking classes available, this is not a class where you listen to the instructor all day "do this, don't do that" but instead where you participate and learn by doing.
Our live events sell for €590 per person/ per day but online its just €200, so its a less expensive way to attend a presentation skills class with a world-class public speaking skills instructor - *50% of the course fee (€100) can later be applied as a credit toward any of our live events
In just a few hours you will not only learn, but also practice:
An attention grabbing opening
Simplifying complex information
How to engage your audience, even virtually
Make the most of your virtual presenting software platforms
Alternatives to just slides, and how to improve your slides
Ending your talk with a call to action inspiring audiences toward something new
What to expect afterwards?
You'll look forward to opportunities, both virtually as well as for live-events, to present your ideas, plans, and updates. And your colleagues, customers, and partners will better appreciate the value you bring to these presentations.
Sign up today! See our course schedule on our main page for more info.