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  • The Redback Team
  • The Redback Team

    5th January 2016

It’s all in the PowerPoint – Three Tips for Webinar Presentations That Work!

Make it work for your organisation

Presenting online is a completely different experience than presenting face to face. During a webinar all eyes are on that PowerPoint Presentation – which means, it needs to be done right!

The work you put into your PowerPoint Presentation is critical to the success of your webinar. As your major visual aid, it is important that the structure, design and content are both relevant and visually appealing. After all, the aim is for people to remain engaged and, well … online really!

Here are my top 3 tips when it comes to designing killer webinar PowerPoints and creating engagement…

#1 – Structure sets the scene!

I highly recommend building a solid structure before getting into the content. After all, if you don’t know where you’re heading, how is your audience meant to know? Here’s a common structure…

An Introduction: This sets the scene for your webinar and should include around 4 slides
The Content: This should be the bulk of your webinar. It is especially important that this section flows
Audience Interaction: Decide when you will require this (polls, Q&A) and work it into your slide deck
The Conclusion: This should involve a wrap up of everything covered followed by a “where to now…”

#2 – The Opening Act!

You may find that many will join your webinar anywhere up to 30 minutes early. During this time it’s a good idea to have an opening slide welcoming those to the webinar and providing any additional instructions such as dial in details.

A picture of the presenter also works well in creating a personal connection.

#3 – Interact and Engage!

Polling and Q&A sessions are a great way to keep your audience engaged. If you are going to use these tools I highly recommend incorporating them into your slides.

For example, insert a slide with the polling question on it when you plan to poll. This will not only allow you to elaborate, but it serves as a great prompt!

Apart from these tips, have fun with it! It may be daunting at first, but trust me, after five minutes you will feel right at home!

For those looking for more exciting tips on PowerPoint building and slide design why not join me in two weeks for a free webinar?

Pretty Cool Presentations… A Guide to Building Powerful Webinar PowerPoints
Tuesday 24th July at 1:00 pm AEST

Click here to take a look and register – hopefully I’ll see you there!

Until next time…
Todd Barnsley

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