Top tips for online presentations


What’s the key to effective presentations online? Ipswich Electrifiers has launched a series of videos in which members demonstrate their top tips.

Firstly, ensure that you are sitting comfortably in the middle of the screen. Place a hand horizontally on top of your head to fix your position. https://youtu.be/RR2ShIjQ7Cg

If using props, hold them up to the camera for a few seconds – and keep them still! https://youtu.be/G3NkkJdb_So

Make eye contact with your audience by looking long and deep into your camera. Difficult, but here’s a suggestion to help you. https://youtu.be/QcONwvsu990

Manage your light source effectively – by being aware of where your light is coming from, and what its impact is on you. https://youtu.be/FqzMYHJzSF8

Be part of your background, not apart from it. Learn how to use Zoom’s virtual background facility. https://youtu.be/sYi2O9RtMG4

And finally, be enthusiastic! Make sure your audience is as interested in your speech as you are! https://youtu.be/uLTCcTByllM

These tips were recorded at Ipswich Electrifiers’ Guest Evening in January 2021. Guests are welcome at all our meetings – we meet all year round – and especially at our Guest Evenings. Date of the next one to be announced.

Follow the whole series at #TopTipsTuesday