The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world in countless ways. Among other things, the world has been pushed even more online. I am guessing that if you are reading this post, you have participated in at least one online presentation over the past year or so. Probably more than one.
There is a lot to say about delivering impactful presentations via Zoom or Teams or other online platforms. When they are done poorly, they can be stressful for the speaker and painful for the audience. But when they are done well, the experience can be engaging and effective for all involved.
I will explore the issue in greater detail in a future post. For now, here are six technical tips to improve the quality of your next online presentation.
- Have a high quality, stable internet connection.
- Use a good microphone to enhance the listening experience of your audience.
- Have a good camera and position it at eye level.
- Good lighting is critical so consider investing in some adjustable lights.
- Have a clean background that is not distracting.
- Make sure that you will not be disturbed during the presentation.
The infographic below will serve as a quick reference. I use all of the equipment mentioned in it. Below the infographic are links to the difference pieces of equipment. FULL DISCLOSURE: If you purchase the equipment using any of the links, I will get a small commission from Amazon’s Associate program.