3. Good audio, connection and light
“Sorry… we’re having trouble seeing you.” rolls eyes.
There’s nothing worse than a bad connection, flakey audio or badly lit shot. We’re all working from home so no one expects Pyramid Stage standards of production… but let’s aim a little higher than an echoey bathroom.
Some simple tweaks such as getting other users in your household to disconnect from your WiFi, plugging in an additional microphone such as on headphones… or purchasing a low cost wired mic will make a huge difference to your audiences experience listening to you present.
AND, don’t forget about your backdrop. Dress your ‘set’ even if it is with that 400th pot plant you’ve ordered. As we’re at home, we expect to see that… but that’s no reason not to show off. Make sure that washing basket is out of shot, too!
“Let’s blue-sky this…” Yes, we could do. Or we could just let our audience get interactive in their own time.
Using accompanying content to your presentation and event can make the whole thing feel multi-room. Why not run some Twitter Polls during your presentation or use the Instagram question sticker to get the content for your Q&A.
If you’re feeling brave why not embrace a virtual whiteboard or post-it note website where all attendees can pin their thoughts and collate ideas… Just because you don’t have that flip-chart doesn’t mean you can’t think outside the box on gaining thoughts from your audience.