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Intensive — Vital Virtual Presentation Tools
Virtual presentations are here to stay. You want yours to stand out among the best. You know yours could be even better by tweaking the lighting, sound, camera, background, and equipment, and adding more engagement. You’d like to hear what colleagues are doing so you can adapt their ideas to your situation.
These three sessions will give you an overview of great equipment and setup, and practical ideas for more engaging activities.
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Cool tool for finding the right word — Beth Terry
Find words you can’t remember just with a description of what it means, along with many other uses. This site is a Thesaurus on steroids.
Deal on 3-year StockUnlimited license — Sam Silverstein
Get a 3-year license for unlimited downloads of stock graphics, stock images, fonts, and audio for $49, normally $684.
Good creative asset site — Shep Hyken
Envato Element provides unlimited downloads of 54+ million creative assets (video, audio, graphics, fonts, photos) for $16.50 a month.
Create allies before your talk — Jeff Davidson
The people you greet in advance of your speech, particularly those with whom you converse, become key allies during your presentation. You can look to them for approval, encouragement, and support. Thus, even if you are speaking to a group you know relatively little about, having friends in the audience will make your entire presentation go more smoothly.
Making pre-speech greetings also takes the focus off of you. One of the reasons speakers get nervous before speeches is focusing too much on themselves. When you greet others, you shift the focus from yourself to the participants. If you have the time, you can glean valuable information from audience members that you can then insert into your speech. Beyond that, simply casting your attention on audience members can provide a greater sense of perspective.
Pin more than one person on Zoom — Rebecca Morgan
The latest Zoom release now allows you to pin more than one person at a time. When might you use this? If you have two people sharing back and forth and you want to make both people large onscreen, not just the one person talking.
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Unfollow on Facebook — Helen Spielman
On Facebook, you can “Unfollow” someone, without “Unfriending” him or her. That way, you won’t hurt colleagues’ feelings, because they won’t know, and you won’t see their posts anymore.
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