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ABWA Perspec tives

Get Energized!
purpose of your virtual presentation, just like your live
presentation, is keeping your audience engaged and
involved. If you focus on the idea that it is your job to
keep your audience interested in both the message and
the messenger, then you will take the necessary steps to
make that happen.
Here are a few energy-boosting tips to keep in mind:

1- Make time to prepare your content

Whether you're new to working remotely or have been
doing it for years, you know one thing is true: Giving
virtual presentations via Zoom and other online meeting
platforms can be a challenge. Many professionals feel
that online meetings lack the excitement and passion
that comes naturally during face-to-face communication.
And they're right!
The fact is that energy is contagious. When you're
speaking to a live audience, whether it's a group of 5
or 500, your adrenaline is high and your presentation
reflects that excitement. Unfortunately, it's difficult
to mimic that feeling when you're giving a virtual
presentation in your bedroom with perhaps your
sleeping cat stretched out diagonally on your bed. In
that instance you might suddenly feel " sleepy " too and
you might start behaving this way. You may even speak
in a whisper so you don't wake the cat! While stillness
and calm are great skills to use for your meditation
practice, they won't win the hearts and minds of your
listener on any virtual platform.

Develop your virtual meeting content the same way you
would for a live presentation-well in advance. Don't
let the casual physical environment of home dictate
a laissez-faire attitude. If you don't plan, you and your
message may sound disorganized and unconvincing.
Structure your virtual presentation in three distinct
parts with an Opening, Body, and Close. When you
plan your Opening, start with a " Hook, " establish a
clear purpose, and develop an agenda. Then develop
The Body-the " meat in the middle " where the action
really happens-by including stories, examples, data,
statistics, and graphs. Bring your presentation to a Close
by summarizing what you have covered and asking for
action. Remember, the way you structure your message
is critical not only to helping your listeners follow along
but also to keeping them engaged and connected.

So, what is the secret to giving high impact virtual
presentations? Use more energy! Create a stimulating
virtual meeting by infusing excitement into both
your content and your delivery. Remember that the

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