5 Powerful Tips for Online Presentations

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, various activities were forced to be carried out from home to break the chain of virus spread. Therefore, we need adaptation so that activities continue to run as they should.

Like it or not, almost all activities must be carried out online, including presentations. In order to run smoothly and still look professional, there are some tips that you can follow when you want to make a presentation, here. Check out the information below!

1. Prepare the device to be used

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Before the presentation is carried out, you must determine the device that will be used. Laptop or computer is preferable over cell phone in this case. Because, the features available on both devices are considered more complete. Not only that, the larger screen display will also make it easier for you to present the material.

Make sure you check the condition of the device before use, from the internet connection, to the battery capacity. If necessary, prepare the charger and take a position close to a wall outlet. To be more calm, you can also provide a spare laptop as a form of anticipation of disturbances that may occur in the middle of the road.

2. Create a simple presentation

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When conducting meetings or meetings online, each audience will use a different type of device. In order to prevent technical problems, it is recommended that you make a presentation with a well-designed design simple and use easy-to-read text.

As much as possible, include important points and compress the amount slides which will be brought. In addition, select font which universal, place text or other features in the center of the canvas, and limit excessive use of animation. Also consider loading up with contrasting colors to make them stand out more.

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3. Insert quiz as ice-breaker

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To lighten the mood a bit, we can insert a quiz using some platform, such as Quizizz, Slido, or Mentimer. You can make questions that are relevant to the material or just intermezo to make the presentation more interactive.

In addition, involving the audience to be more active can also be done by asking for suggestions regarding the topic being presented. One of platform suitable in this case is Miro, where the audience can write many suggestions and can be watched live live.

4. Make the appearance as attractive as possible

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Even though it’s done online, this can’t be used as an excuse to dress modestly. Wear neat and formal clothes that are still visible casual. For women, you can add light makeup so that your face doesn’t look pale. Don’t forget to adjust the lighting so that your face is clearly visible in the camera.

Apart from showing on point, this also aims to give the impression that you are ready to make a presentation so that you look more professional. Not only that, preparing an appearance is also expected to increase our confidence.

5. Practice presentation

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In addition to technical preparation, you also need to practice so that the presentation runs smoothly. Remember, practice makes perfect. You can write important points in notes to help you remember what needs to be said. You can also predict a list of questions that your audience might ask so you can prepare answers from now on.

Careful preparation is still needed even though the presentation is carried out online, you know. It aims to make you look professional so that it gives a good impression to the audience. Don’t forget to practice, OK!

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