How To Survive Your Show Biz Debut
Howard Rauch August 19, 2020 Uncategorized 0
Speaking before an audience is not as much fun as it used to be. That’s my conclusion based on observing and delivering presentations before a virtual crowd. The big difference today is mastering the experience of working with a online audience watching from their home offices.
There are lots of lessons to learn along the way. Here are seven of them. I’m sure you can add to the list:
- Create professional-looking slides. I’ve relied on having Microsoft convert my simple slides into engaging visuals.
- Give your audience access to a recording of your event as well as valuable handouts.
- Rehearse your presentation several times, especially a few minutes before going on stage. You never know when something’s gotten out of place.
- For smaller groups, greet members as they come online, if possible.
- Schedule a few question breaks during presentation as opposed to waiting for the close. And be sure every question gets answered.
- Time your presentation. Make sure you’ll cover all key points during time allowed.
- Don’t sound like you are reading directly from a text. Instead, let your slides function as a script.
Show business ability will be in demand. Get ready!