Yesterday I did another presentation via Live Meeting, some thoughts from that effort:
- Perf VC team did a great job making sure we had everything lined up prior to the event. This may seem like a little thing, but it’s nice to have it pushed to me instead of having to figure it out.
- Erin had music playing so that everyone could verify audio, was nice that I could verify as well early on (connected early to make sure)
- Nice to have some introduce you, they can use more superlatives than you can use yourself, and it does add credibility going into the presentation
- I uploaded my deck instead of sharing it, and I relied on embedded screen shots. Works well enough for a general presentation strategy, hoping it turned out to be a smoother experience for the attendees. If you try this, allow about 5 minutes for it to upload the deck, and page up/down don’t seem to work on the slides unless you go to full screen mode. There are up/down arrows on the bottom/left corner of LM to let you navigate.
- I also right clicked my name on the attendee list and checked the boxes to share my contact info, don’t know if it helped
- Little things matter; at the end of the introduction Erin verified I was there and that she could hear me, making sure any problems were resolved right then
- Maybe it’s still being new at virtual presentations, but I think it’s harder to visualize questions. Doesn’t make sense, but seems that way! I wish we could get the question added to the deck in mid-stream, or at least on screen in a big font, good for me and attendees.
- Still that feeling of being disconnected from the attendees, nature of the media, but it makes it harder, I think tends to drive monotone, in person I think you can tell when to push a little more, be a little louder.
Definitely need more practice.