Virtual Presentations That Work
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Virtual Presentations That Work
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  It’s one thing to be clear, concise and in control of your message when you’re speaking to a group of people in a live conference room setting. It’s an entirely different thing to keep audience members attentive and engaged when presenting virtually. It’s not just learning how to run the meeting software. That’s the easy part. The real issues are (1) getting people to want to participate and (2) communicating well using the technology so that what you say is actually heard and understood. In this practical session we’ll explore the skills and techniques it takes to communicate effectively in virtual settings no matter whether you’re conducting meetings, presentations, research results, product demos, or video conferences.

Topics include:

  • Transferring face-to-face skills to the virtual environment
  • Engaging people you can’t see
  • Keeping people focused
  • Developing visual aids for online delivery
  • Planning and executing interactions that people want to participate in

Additional topics (based on survey results) may include:

  • Using video conferencing tools
  • Pros and cons of muting attendee phones
  • Using tools such as polls, chat, hand raising and more
  • Using a host to manage the technology so that you can focus on content


Greg Owen-Boger, Vice President, Turpin Communication, Inc.

Greg is the Vice President of Turpin Communication, a presentation and facilitation skills training company based in Chicago. Schooled in management and the performing arts coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit, Greg brings a diverse set of skills and experiences to the organization. He joined Turpin in 1995 as a cameraman and quickly worked his way up. He now serves as a communication trainer and coach for Turpin’s largest clients. When not working directly with clients or speaking at conferences, Greg oversees the development of Turpin’s eLearning and blended learning platforms. He also serves as the Director of Technology for the Chicagoland Chapter of the American Society of Training & Development (CCASTD). Turpin’s client list includes Wrigley, Cisco, The Chicago Mercanti le Exchange, Grainger, Kraft , Northwestern University and many more.


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