How to deliver your virtual presentation during COVID-19

Here are some tips for improving your virtual presentations during the coronavirus pandemic.

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With schools, universities, institutions, and other organizations closing or urging employees to stay home to counter the spread of the coronavirus, thousands and thousands of people are now working remotely.

But what if you are an educator, or a manager who typically presents to your board in person, or a sales representative who usually makes in-person pitches? It likely means that, for the foreseeable future, video conferencing and livestreaming programs, such as Skype, Google Hangouts, Zoom and GoToMeeting, will be your go-to.

A recent New York Times article noted that students and instructors—faced with the prospect of more online learning—have described the courses as “improvisational and primitive.” Marilynn Johnson, a history professor at Boston College, was quoted as saying: “I feel like I’m teaching out to the void.”

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