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The Exceptional Presenter Goes Virtual: Take Command of Your Message, Create an ''In-Person'' Experience, and Captivate Any Remote Audience Hardcover – September 1, 2010
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Koegel's work is nothing short of brilliant. The book combines practical "how to" advice with sound reasoning to back up his recommendations. He addresses a variety of types of virtual presentations including webinars, webcasts and video conferencing. He preaches "keep it relevant, keep it engaging, keep it moving" for those who present in the virtual sphere. He leads by example in his own work. The book itself is highly relevant and useful for anyone involved with webinars, e-learning, video conferencing, webcasting or virtual presentations of any kind.
This book is chock-a-block full of solid information from the first page through to the last page. He goes through the challenges of virtual presentations (such as presenting to muted audiences on p. 4) and then offers advice on how to shine as a virtual presenter despite these obstacles.
He offers practical advice such as:
"Practice will improve your confidence, content, delivery and timing." (p. 32)
"If you can't clearly define the purpose of your presentation, don't schedule it." (p. 40)
"Your voice is the transport system for your message." (p. 104)
He drills deep into what details virtual presenters need to pay attention to. Then he tells you exactly how to do that, with clear, step-by-step instructions. He reviews camera placement, how to use your voice and speech effectively and how to use visuals for the most impact.Read more ›
In order to succeed with a virtual presentation, you need to keep it relevant, keep it engaging and keep it moving. The audience members in a virtual presentation will be tempted to multitask, thereby paying a lower amount of attention to your message, so it is critical that you keep people's attention. There is much that you can learn from television news presenters in this regard.
Topics covered include how to establish the sequence, timing and flow of the presentation, how to help participants prepare, making sure the right people are attending, involving others in the presentation, how to look relaxed and confident, the use of virtual humour, creating seamless transitions, and the relative advantages and disadvantages of virtual and face-to-face presentations.
The book contains a number of handy preparation sheets that can be used by presenters. It does not contain much new technical information about virtual presentations, but it does provide a very helpful perspective on the factors that make a virtual presentation successful and how you can build towards that success by careful preparation, both for the presenters and for the listeners.
Anyhow if you need some help with your presentation skills or just want to strengthen them in the growing virtual age, this is a great book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great insights. I can definitely relate to the learnings in this book.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent advice for both novices and professionals who wish to communicate as effectively virtually as they do in person.Published 10 months ago by karenct
this is a very good book to me. I really like the tips and ticks the author shares because I find it very useful. it has been a grat help to improve my presentation skillsPublished on April 12, 2014 by DMC
I read his first book and found this one to be just as useful in my day to day activities at my current job.Published on November 18, 2013 by D. Orlando
Even after 30 years of presenting, great tips and planning here for anyone who shares ideas remotely. Shared with my team.Published on April 13, 2013 by C. Fugee