Instructor-Led Testimony Skills for Virtual Presenters
Hear This: Skills for Giving Virtual Testimony and Online Presentations
Available Formats: Virtual Classroom Course
This presentation skills course for people who give virtual testimony will:
Suggest a formula for creating succinct and powerful messages.
Offer strategies for gaining the attention of a distracted audience.
Give concrete advice for creating a do-it-yourself set.
Explain the importance of headlines, soundbites, and echoes when presentations are limited to just a few minutes.
Transitioning a presentation from an in-person to a virtual environment can be an uphill battle for even the most experienced presenter. In addition to technical challenges, the general rhythm of a virtual presentation differs from its in-person counterpart, and it can take some time to learn the new dance.
Whether you deliver testimony from a home television studio or a truck on the edge of your farm, this online workshop will help you feel confident and in control of your content. The program is specifically designed for people who present to committees, governing entities, and other decision-making bodies.
At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:
Explain how a virtual audience differs from one that is in person.
Discuss the importance of headline amplification in a virtual world.
Create and deliver a strong headline.
Design a set that complements the content.
Discuss best practices for using light and reducing distractions.
Anticipate technology problems before they happen.
Use body language to hold attention and amplify the message.
Review best practices for answering questions online.
Targeting Your Talk: What You Need to Know About a Virtual Audience
Amplifying Your Sound Bite: Headlines Matter More in a Virtual World
Looking Comfortable on Camera: Best Practices for Presenting Virtually
Maintaining Interest: What It Takes to Hold Attention
Answering Questions: Composed and Collected Responses
At the end of this session, participants should have the tools they need to give stronger virtual testimony and other short informative and persuasive presentations.
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“Thank you. This was the first course I’ve had virtually that truly maxed the technology to solicit audience participation. Thanks for teaching by doing!”
Training Participant, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
“My director just called me and said whatever discussions you and Stefanie had made this training focused, interesting, fun, and valuable – she’s already getting additional feedback on the team (they love the interactivity). She already wants me to work with you and Chris on something else. And she’s not an easy push….so thank you, thank you!”
Leo S., Training and Development, HHS
“Our customer service manager of 21 years stated that this training was the best and the most relevant class she attended in her career.”
Simon B., R.E. Carroll Inc.
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Brad B., IT Manager, Major US Bank’s IT Service Desk Manager
“Yesterday’s workshop was both thoroughly enjoyable and tremendously beneficial. From all accounts, it was a productive, engaging, and substantive experience from which participants were able to glean significant professional insights and lessons for best practices in their field.”
Hugh H., Director of Program Development, Friends of Crown Heights Educational Centers Inc.
“Charles’ presentation style is so engaging that I felt like he was speaking to me! Thanks for making what could be a dry topic a fun session!”
Training Participant, Data Driven Storytelling (Virtual)
“This course provided everything you would need to hold a successful chat.”
Chat Webinar Participant, Port Authority of Allegheny County
“I have never attended D&I training before and didn’t know what to expect. This exceeded my expectations. It wasn’t boring. It was timely and relevant. D&I can be a sensitive topic with some and I felt like the approach here brought people along with being judgmental or condemning anyone.”
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