Virtual PresentationsThat Work

  • 3h
  • Joel Gendelman
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2010

With today's virtual technology, you can manage your business faster, reduce your expenses, and reach a larger market than ever before. The technology is there. All you need is the imagination and talent to harness its power.

This all-in-one guide is your virtual tool kit of cutting-edge ideas and proven techniques to get the results you want. Learn to . . .

  • Master the innovative use of virtual presentation tools such as Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro, WebEx, Microsoft Live Meeting, and GoTo Meeting
  • Meet the challenges of motivating an audience that you cannot see
  • Deliver active presentations that compel participants into action
  • Use icebreakers, games, and polling to keep your audience engaged every step of the way
  • Master the art of moderating thrilling discussions
  • End your presentations with a bang

Filled with essential checklists, step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting tips, and revealing case studies, this must-have guide shows you how to make this robust new technology work for you.

About the Author

JOEL GENDELMAN, ED.D., has more than 25 years of experience developing activity-rich corporate presentations for companies that include Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Nissan, Amgen, Hewlett-Packard, and Genentech. He has written three books and published more than 26 articles. Dr. Gendelman has won several awards and is a frequent speaker at international conferences and corporate events. He is considered a thought leader on the innovative use of communications technologies to achieve tangible business results.

In this Book

  • What Are Virtual Presentations?
  • Benefits and Capabilities of Virtual Presentations
  • Basic Differences Between Virtual and Face-to-Face Presentations
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous Communication Environments
  • When to Consider a Virtual Presentation (and When Not To)
  • Virtual Presentation Tools
  • How Businesses Are Using Virtual Presentations to Increase Their Success
  • Challenges in Conducting Virtual Presentations
  • Minimizing the Challenges in Conducting Virtual Presentations
  • What You Need to Do to Deliver Virtual Presentations That Move People
  • Preparation and Administration: One Month before the Presentation
  • Preparation and Administration: One Week before the Presentation
  • Preparation and Administration: One Day before the Presentation
  • Preparation and Administration: The Day of the Presentation
  • Preparation and Administration: During the Presentation
  • Gaining Attention and Establishing Relevance
  • Introducing Yourself and Others
  • Identifying Objectives and Setting Expectations
  • Presenting Information
  • Conducting Demonstrations
  • Asking and Answering Questions
  • Initiating and Managing Discussions
  • Promoting Interaction
  • Utilizing Assessments and Evaluations
  • Strategies for Creating Excitement and Motivation
  • Facilitating Virtual Presentations for Teams
  • Ending with a Bang
  • Handling Technical Problems
  • Overcoming Silence and Resistance
  • Controlling Your Audience
  • Converting an Existing Presentation to a Virtual Presentation
  • Putting It All Together
  • Take Action