Virtual Presentation Session Tips:
What to Wear:
Do keep it simple. Avoid busy patterns and overly bright or dark colors—you want the focus to be on you, not your outfit!
Don’t wear hats, t-shirts, hoodies or opt for a crazy hairdo. You might be at home, but you’re still in a professional setting.
Perfect the tech
Do check which mode you need to capture your virtual presentations in. It’s usually best to do this in horizontal or landscape mode, but requirements will vary depending on the platform.
Don’t position your camera too close to your face, or at strange angles. Find a flat surface and adjust your laptop, monitor or other recording equipment so it’s 12 to 18 inches away.
Do make sure your Wi-Fi has strong signal. It’s obvious but essential, especially during this time when we’re all working from home and our networks are under more pressure. Test your audio and mic levels beforehand too. You can test your connectivity and internet speed using a site like sppedof.me. Wired internet connection is preferred whenever possible.
Set the scene
Don’t deliver a presentation on-the-go or in a loud space. It’s important to treat a virtual presentation as you would a physical one.
Do opt for either a plain white background—this will be the least distracting and ensure viewers focus in on what you’ve got to say. Alternatively, use a custom background to enhance brand exposure and recall, and create bespoke backgrounds that incorporate client or partner logos.
Do practice! Make sure to take time to setup, test, and become comfortable with all the equipment you will be using for your presentation.