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Unique Virtual Presentation Strategies You Haven’t Considered (Part 2)

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It’s no secret that when it comes to presentations, audience engagement is paramount to their success. If an audience isn’t engaged, your presentation will be less than impressive. Or worse, entirely forgotten! So, recently we shared several presentation strategies to ensure that doesn’t happen to you. Now, in part two of this series we’re shifting our focus to virtual presentations and helpful strategies for improving them. 

 

Start off light

“To hold everyone’s attention, I like to start events off with a comical story, series of jokes, or a tale from the weekend. Remarkably enough, I get quite a few laughs from my coworkers and employees. Starting events off in this manner lightens the mood and allows me to follow up my intro with more serious material. Q&As, live polling, and games also provide supplemental intro material, but it’s important to stick to what is working for you and your team.” — Laura Fuentes, Operator of Infinity Dish, https://www.infinitydish.com/ 

Creativity is key

“The technique that works best for our virtual events and engagement is to be creative. Visuals are a big part of virtual events because it can be very easy to lose your audience’s attention if your content is plain and boring. Simply throwing a live quiz into the mix isn’t going to make a massive impact if it doesn’t look good. So, while we do use quizzes and games, I believe the most impactful strategy for our engagement is actually the way we design these events and make all aspects of each event visually pleasing.” — Josh Wright, CEO of CellPhoneDeal, https://www.cellphonedeal.com/

Incentivize your audience

“To keep our audience engaged during live virtual events, we use a number of different techniques depending on what the content of the event is. This helps to keep things interesting. Rather than always using the same old voting polls or having a quiz at the end, we can change it up and make it engaging based on the content we’re discussing. One audience favorite that I think I should mention, however, is the “quiz for a prize” option. Basically we’ll mention that there will be a little competition at the end of the live event and we’ll quiz viewers based on the content discussed. We’ll then use that quiz in some way to give away a small prize. This encourages viewers to stay engaged and make more of an effort to interact.” — Teri Shern, Cofounder of Conex Boxes, https://conexboxes.com/ 

 

Teri wasn’t the only industry leader to speak about the power of using live quizzes during virtual presentations. Gareth Bain, CEO of Got Legs Digital explains: 

 

“Everyone loves a good quiz! We find that works really well when we host our monthly events. It also helps us gauge the audience and very quickly get an idea about their priorities. These quizzes allow you then to adjust your content to meet the needs of your visitors and be in a better position to serve them better. They also give you a good indication about who your series buyers are vs those who are still in the research process. What we like to do is right after we have just given quite a lot of information, we like to lighten the tension in the room with a little quiz? It changes the energy and helps us see whether the content has landed.”

 

(By the way, did you know Swift Polling makes it easy to incentivize and motivate your audience with our real-time results leaderboards for virtual quizzes? Click here to learn more!)

Give your audience a voice

“We always found that live polls were a good way to engage with the audience in the midst of a digital Q&A session. This particularly helps since it helps keep your audience on track as to what the conversation should lead into, but also gives you as the host the ability to keep the conversation on track. Live polling is also a great way to seamingly hint at information which could get the audience excited about certain events or details they have been waiting for. 

 

Aside from that, taking questions from the audience also gives you the opportunity to address something which might be more prominent within your community and clear up any misunderstandings or issues. Just as well, you can choose which questions to take that will also add to the conversation which you might have not thought of initially. This can give you a chance to perhaps give you more time to prepare for the next topic of choice.” — Carla Diaz, Cofounder of Broadband Search, https://www.broadbandsearch.net/

 

Now, which strategy are you going to use during your next virtual presentation?

 

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