Over the last couple of years we have done a lot of coaching for clients on how to present online, for zoom presentations, online events, hybrid events or simply work meetings and catch ups.
So here are 5 top tips and tricks on how to come across more confident and professional when presenting online.
1 Eyeline is hugely important. Make sure you look down the lens and not at the other people on the screen. If you look down the lens it will make your audience think you are looking at them. If you look at the other people on the screen your eyeline will be off, and so if can come across cold and disengaged – often without you even realising it. And think of the camera as a friend – not the camera – it will help with your pacing, choice of language, tone, script…
2 Make sure your camera is at a height where you are looking straight forwards. You don’t want to look down at your audience which makes you come across as self important, and you don’t want to look up at your audience as this gives them the power. You want to look straight ahead. So get some books. Or a stand and elevate your laptop so you can look directly at your audience.
3 Look at your background – plain works best as you don’t want something that will detract from you – and wear an outfit that contrasts the background, so you pop on screen.
4 Energy – the camera always dilutes what you do – so connect with your presentation, bring your words to life, and smile – if you want to be engaging you need to be engaged with what it is you are saying. So watch your energy. Be you on a good day.
5 And finally once you go live remember you are indeed live. So have a script and a plan for that. If you need to let people know you are waiting for everyone to log on etc be clear with your language. Once you are in vision your presentation has started! Too many people fumble around at the top – can you see me, can you hear me, checking their camera height etc…this can create a really amateur impression, and first impressions are so important.
Hope you’ve found this useful. I’ve been Gareth Davies from The Presenter Studio.
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Dealing with nerves when it comes to presentation skills can be something we all can suffer with. So here are 5 tips to help you deal with nerves.
1 – Chat to your friend. Don’t present to a crowd, or a camera, instead imagine you are talking to your friend – the one who brings out the best in you.
2 – Your presentation is your gift – your present. People love to learn so be excited to share with them your knowledge or idea.
3 – Rehearse – so you get comfortable. And always learn your intro so you get off to a good start.
4 – Find somewhere early in the presentation where you can take a breath. Asking your audience a question for example.
5 – The power pose. It works for me every time. Before you do your presentation stand up, and hold a ‘power pose’ – a pose that makes you feel powerful.
And you may find it will take your brain into a positive space.
The Presenter Studio
We love the presentation skills training we run and have worked with a long list of clients - SKY, ASOS, Porsche, Prudential, NIKE, Sage...
And there's one bit of feedback our clients love saying on social media about us. They call us "The Best in the Business".
It's always so amazing to read clients feedback, and to be called the best in the business is very flattering!
We are so excited about the work we already have lined up for 2023 and beyond!
So if you want the best in presentation skills training, come and work with us!
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We had the absolute pleasure of training 89 people at SKY in presentation skills for the work they are doing online and also in person.
It was a fantastic afternoon - both practical and informative, for team members who flew in from all around the world as part of an away day.
SKY sent us such a wonderful review which we just had to share with you!
"The feedback has been incredible, so positive, everyone found it fantastic, energising and well thought out. I don’t say this lightly, you blew us away. You worked so hard, so thank you so much. It was one of the best sessions we have ever had. I will highly recommend to the other parts of the business.
Lovely to meet you and a huge thanks again, it was brilliant!"
Huge congrats to Abigayle Andre - our - to 1 client who we bonded with over lockdown.
Abigayle is now filming a brand new car TV series (can’t say anymore than that at the mo!) - as seen in the action shot here! We are so super proud of her.
She’s basically a TV Producers dream - talented, fun and great to work with. Please check out her insta and her @tiktok so see some of her amazing content.
And she was also on a new consumer series for @channel5_tv this week.
Big congrats to you lovely lady! We can’t wait to watch the series when it comes out!! Enjoy every second of it!
Big congrats to our client SALINA ZAHER who is nominated for the Future Presenter Award for the Edinburgh TV Festival brought to you by Screen Scotland. It's a great achievement in such a short amount of time. We are hugely passionate about new talent here at The Presenter Studio - TV thrives on new, but we do very little to develop new talent. There's a lot of support for new talent off screen but not enough industry support for on-screen.
Salina came and trained with us and did the 2 day Fast Track Programme and then the 1 to 1 programme.
We are super proud!
Our co-CEO Gareth Davies spoke at International Confex last week. He gave a presentation on How to be a Great Event Presenter...
And he received some incredible feedback on LinkedIn. So we thought it would be nice to share some of the comments Gareth received about his presentation.
"It was the best presentation I have ever seen, incredibly valuable."
"You gave the best presentaion I have probably seen in years."
"It was quite something."
"It was a masterclass in presenting."
Gareth has worked in TV and broadcasting for over 20 years, working as a producer and a presenter.
So if you are looking for an event host, speaker or presenter you may want to give him a try so see what all the fuss is about!
Here's Gareth's showreel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PieMrWEdNU0
We offer something extra special in the world of presentation skills, media training and presenter coaching.
Our tailor-made coaching is based on our 20 years experience producing TV's biggest programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, SKY and working with TV's biggest presenters from Dermot O'Leary to David Beckham OBE and Claudia Winklmen to Colin Jackson CBE..
We work with businesses big and small - from kitchen table startups to the world's biggest brands.
Clients include NIKE, Virgin, AOL, Prudential Plc, Amazon, Red Bull, Porsche, ASOS, No.1 Rosemary Water, Conde Naste, Lush Cosmetics, The Guardian, Newcastle University, The Ministry of Defence, SEGA.
Everything is bespoke. We have a unique 360° approach to how we work - so alongside exceptional presenter coaching, we'll also advise you on scripting, content creation, production, and staging - ensuring every single aspect is considered.