Although you may have preferred to meet in person for that much anticipated and longed for personal interaction with your audience, perhaps to ensure the success of your presentation and to avoid the virtual meeting faux pas and cringe worthy occurrences that have become associated with virtual meetings, it may not always be possible! Virtual meetings and presentations are set to continue for the better part of the year especially taking into account the requirement to limit in person meetings for the purpose of curbing the spread of the COVID-19 Virus.
Seeing as these virtual interactions are here to stay, it stands to reason for us to ensure that our virtual meetings and presentations are a success. You may not be able to control some aspects such as the attendance at the meetings, network interferences, etc., but there are a few things that you can do to ensure the smooth running of your virtual meeting as far as possible…
Just as you would have ensured that you have everything on hand and test your equipment prior to an in-person meeting or presentation, be well prepared for your virtual presentation. Ensure that the software on your PC has been updated, you have the correct apps installed for the functionality required and that you know how to locate and use the relevant functions such as screen sharing, spot lighting the speaker, chat reactions, etc.
May all your virtual meetings be a success.
This article contains information from an article by Dr Sharon King Gabrielides.