By now, most of us in the business world are familiar with Zoom or other video conferencing platforms. If video conferencing wasn’t something we used before March 2020 when much of the world was locked down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, then it was something we learned to use in a hurry in order to keep our businesses functioning while we worked from home.

But are we good at it? Over the past 10 months, we may have been using it as a platform for delivering training courses or making other types of presentations, but are we using these platforms in the most effective ways?

Someday we hope the COVID-19 pandemic will be a thing of the past, but some things won’t return to the way they were before the pandemic hit. One of those things is the continued use of video conferencing. While its use is expected to continue, it’s anticipated that many workplaces will use a mixture of both in-person and video conferencing for meetings and presentations, as many companies will still have large numbers of employees working remotely either some or all of the time. This makes it important to learn how to deliver dynamic virtual presentations.

Zoom increased from 200 million daily meeting participants in March 2020 to 300 million daily meeting participants in April 2020. Meanwhile, by the end of April 2020, Microsoft Teams said it had 75 million daily active users, and Google Meet was adding about three million new users each day. Cisco also publicized that Webex had a total of 300 million users.

Although we’ve been using Zoom, GoToMeeting or Microsoft Teams for many months now, did you realize that presenting virtually is different than presenting when you’re in the same room with other people? For maximum effectiveness, you must adjust the way you make a presentation when using these platforms.

For example, were you aware that there’s such a thing as Zoom fatigue?

Virtual meetings tend to be more tiring than attending in-person meetings. This phenomenon, known as Zoom fatigue, results from the fact that one must work harder at paying attention during a virtual encounter. This is because it’s more difficult to detect body language and other non-verbal communication when interacting with a number of people on a screen.

This explains why the limit on free Zoom accounts is 40 minutes, which is generally enough time for most purposes. The best way to make the most of this shorter timeframe is to captivate your audience with an engaging and dynamic presentation that is designed specifically for the online medium.

Learn how to deliver dynamic virtual presentations with Velsoft’s latest softskills course.

Delivering Dynamic Virtual Presentations will help you understand the differences between virtual and in-person presentations, the major challenges faced by presenters, presentations, and technology when making virtual presentations, how to integrate solutions to these challenges, and how to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of various platforms.

It’s clear that video conferencing for meetings and presentations is here to stay, and as a result this is bound to be a popular course. Don’t get left behind, get your copy of Delivering Dynamic Virtual Presentations today!