Why do Zoom presentation suck

Why do Zoom presentations suck and what to do about that?

George Torok Communication skills, Insights, Presentation Tips, Virtual presentation, Zoom Meetings Leave a Comment

It’s not your imagination. Zoom or virtual presentations do suck both figuratively and literally. They sap energy and magnify flaws. Presenting online is challenging. What might you do to improve? Understand the challenges, adapt your presentation delivery, and enhance your skills.

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Your Intended Message podcast

Your Intended Message Podcast

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Your Intended Message is the podcast about how we communicate – mistakes we can avoid and how we can communicate more effectively.

Think about the last time you had a message go wrong. You didn’t know why. The receiver of your message didn’t get it or they reacted weirdly and you had no idea what their problem was. That’s the challenges that this podcast will address. Every week, I’ll interview experts on different aspects of communication skills.

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Negative trigger words

The Impact of Negative Trigger Words

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What’s a negative trigger word? That’s a word or phrase that derails your message by sending your audience off on a tangent. That might be an intellectual tangent or an emotional tangent. It’s the emotional tangents that are most destructive because it’s almost impossible to get your audience back after you trigger their emotional tangent.

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Engage audience with questions

Engage Your Audience with Three Types of Questions

George Torok Presentation Tips, Public Speaking, Virtual presentation Leave a Comment

Questions are much more engaging than statements. Use questions throughout your presentation to keep your audience interested. Sprinkle these three types of questions within your presentation to make it feel more like a conversation instead of a lecture. Use all three types of questions and you’ll keep your audience actively engaged during your presentation.

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Why and how to use Zoom Chat

Why Should You Use the Chat in Zoom

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The chat encourages people to think. What could be a higher form of engagement than that? The chat offers you as the meeting leader or presenter benefits that you can’t enjoy in a live presentation. You will tend to get a higher percentage of your audience actively contributing because there are those who prefer not to speak up but find it easier to write a short chat. It feels safer to chat then to speak.

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