As little as three percent of your presentation tools are available to you in a virtual delivery. How is it that virtual presentations are up against such a disadvantage? Because nonverbal communication accounts for up to 97% of your message, and your audience likely won’t be looking at you. Webcam, you say? Read on… In this three-part series, I’ll share simple, yet powerful strategies you can use the next time you collaborate virtually, regardless of how robust your platform is – or isn’t.
Level One: you have a phone, and not much else.
For “old-school” virtual presentations – using unidirectional conference call technology – your options are limited, but don’t let that be an excuse for being ineffective. When your engagement strategies are strictly limited to your voice and words, here are two key actions to keep in mind, the simple one first:
Next up in the series…Level Two: a virtual collaboration tool is available, but only with unidirectional audio (perhaps because group size prohibits two-way discussion). Check back for it – or subscribe (at right) to receive an alert.
Kimberly made the move to virtual deliveries a few years back. Her strategies in this series can help you master the move as well. ATD published Kimberly’s tips in a TD at Work issue entitled “Great Presentations” in 2017.