5 ways to make successful Remote Presentations - How difficult can it be?

Seemingly, very difficult. 

I've hosted numerous hybrid conferences recently and watched in disbelief as experienced speakers (who should know better) fail to follow even the basic rules of remote presenting and lose their audience within seconds. 

After one recent conference I spoke to an exasperated production-manager who bemoaned the fact that two years since the pandemic forced us all into remote meetings and conferences, most speakers still get the basics SO wrong.

The comment he gets most often is;

"I've made thousands of speeches over the years. I know what I'm doing"

Hmmm. That's the problem right there.

Giving a remote speech/presentation is NOT the same as giving one to a live audience whilst standing on stage.

It's a strange hybrid monster, a cross between public speaking and TV presenting. It's NOT easy to pull off.

Last month I watched as the audience in the hall sniggered through a remote presentation as the speaker made one basic error after...

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Tokyo 2020 - Why athletes must engage with the media

Dear Olympic athletes

Love it or hate it, the media should be your best friend at these Games.

No fans. No parties. No atmosphere. No crowds to entertain. No personal appearances. No victory parades. Covid restrictions mean Tokyo2020 will certainly be unique.

Never before has the media been more important to athletes.

With the venues empty it is only through the media that the world will hear of your success.    

I know, you’re doing it for yourself and your family, not for others. Rightly so. But medals alone don’t put food on the table.

Competing on the biggest stage raises your profile, generates new fans, lets you influence opinion, improve your sponsor-appeal and generate income – but only if someone witnesses your achievements and records your words.

I’m in Tokyo where I’ve seen how vast and comprehensive the media facilities are at every venue. Both traditional and new media.

The world’s top technicians have built you a...

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