Next-Level Virtual Presenting in Zoom or Teams
Engage your audience with Zoom or Teams presentations that use advanced techniques
All of a sudden, meetings and presentations went virtual, mostly on Microsoft Teams or Zoom. The reality is, your presentations will be virtual from now on, for some or all participants.
Basic skills in presenting online are not enough
Like all business professionals, you’ve made it through the beginner mistakes and are now feeling more comfortable delivering presentations online. That’s great, you’ve survived this change. But the stakes are increasing. Everyone else has also reached the same level of minimum competence that you have. Our online audiences are expecting more if you want to stand out and thrive.
You need Next-Level skills to stand out
Like everyone else, I moved all of my presentation training online. But I didn’t just use the same slides and approach that works in an in-person session. I re-thought everything. I developed new ways to engage participants. I discovered ways to leverage Teams and Zoom. I’ve published at least 25 articles and 18 videos since March on these topics and they have exploded in popularity as everyone is looking to get better delivering presentations online. Microsoft has even recognized me for my Teams expertise.
My new course, Next-Level Virtual Presenting, gives you these skills
Here's what next-level virtual presenting can look like.
This course combines 3 hours of live instruction with extensive written and video resources on how to implement the techniques you saw in the live session. This is not basic training like: don’t aim the camera up your nose, don’t sit in front of a bright window, mute your mic when the dog is barking, or the default method of sharing your slides.
See the techniques, then learn the "how to" at your own pace
The live session allows me to show you all of the techniques you can use when you take your online presenting to the next level. You get an opportunity to discuss how ideas could be implemented in your situation. Then you dive into the online content to get the step-by-step instructions for incorporating the techniques in your own presentations. The live session shows you what you can do and we discuss why you may want to use it, which is best done in a small group setting. The online content shows you how to implement it.
You won’t be moving into breakout rooms to discuss ideas or practice presenting. I assume you know the basics and are an experienced business professional who has delivered dozens of presentations. This is for people who want to know what’s possible so they can take their online presentations to the next level.
Techniques that you will use
You can see the entire curriculum below. Are these ideas useful? Absolutely! Here’s me using the techniques during a live virtual session and the reaction of one the participants.
Small group & the platform you use
I keep the sessions limited to eight participants so we can discuss your specific situation and give you ideas you can’t wait to implement. The session uses either Teams or Zoom so you aren’t hearing about techniques that aren’t available on your platform.
A small investment for a great return
I’ve seen some firms charging almost $600 for basic information on virtual presenting. I’m charging $395 for this course that includes three hours of live demonstration and discussion and all of the detailed implementation resources. With your investment you will have the skills to take your presentations to the next level and go way beyond what your peers or competitors are delivering.
Dates & platforms
Each session is held on one of either Zoom or Teams so you see the techniques that are relevant for that platform. Below are the dates and which platform is used. Each session is limited to just eight participants so we can have meaningful discussions. Select the date that works best for you.
This course is closed for enrollment.
In-house sessions for your team
If you want your team to benefit from this next-level training, email me and we can discuss a customized session.
The fine print
I reserve the right to decline registration from individuals from competing presentation design, delivery, or training organizations.
Dave Paradi has over twenty years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written ten books and over 500 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world. He helps corporate professionals create clear visual messages of financial data. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel and PowerPoint communities. He regularly presents highly rated sessions at national and regional conferences of financial professionals.
StartProcess and time based diagrams (19:59)
StartImages and Iconography
StartMaking text more visual (10:06)
StartGraphs instead of tables of numbers (64:03)
StartBuilding slides piece by piece
StartVideo-like motion using Morph
StartShow a YouTube video clip
StartUse a non-linear presentation (4:01)
StartPolls using Microsoft Forms (5:37)
StartUse links in PDF documents (4:59)
StartCapture follow up or action items
StartUse the chat feature effectively
StartShow live Excel calculations
StartShow a website
StartCreate a 2-3 min Executive Summary video for those who did not attend
StartBonus: Create a video of you presenting beside your PowerPoint slides (11:37)
StartBonus: Basic video editing using the Windows 10 Photos app (9:23)