How to Deliver Engaging and Effective Virtual Presentations
As a result of the pandemic many professionals find themselves presenting to teams, clients and others using teleconferencing software such as Zoom, Go to Training, Microsoft Teams etc. However, presentation design and delivery for a live presentation is much different than for a virtual presentation. It is not enough to simply take a prepared live presentation and just do the same thing in a virtual setting. Current research shows that this will result in a lack of both clarity and participant engagement. In fact, virtual presentations require more instructional design and preparation than a live presentation.
A virtual presentation must be re-designed to promote thoughtful use of virtual engagement tools such as audience feedback buttons, polling questions, breakout rooms and shared screens. The presenters themselves must prepare differently than for a live presentation including setting up proper camera framing, audio levels and lighting.
18 Jun 2020, 11:00 AM
1.5 CPD hours
This webinar will discuss:
1. Virtual presentations vs live presentations room – significant differences
2. Virtual presentations – best practices
3. How to effectively use the virtual presentation engagement tools
Sheriff Consulting – An engaging approach to professional development
Within 24 hours of the webinar, we will forward you an e-mail with instructions for accessing the live webinar.
We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events. Should you have any ideas for topics, speakers, sponsorship or anything else, feel free to contact Melanie Russell, CPA, CA, CBV, CIM, CFE, CFF, ABV at 416-488-9590 x 225.
Please note: For best audio quality, we recommend using external speakers or headphones.
About the Instructor(s)
Garth Sheriff, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), CIA, CGMA, MAcc, is the founder of Sheriff Consulting (sheriffconsulting.com) and Sheriff Consulting Online (online.sheriffconsulting.com).
We specialize in the design and delivery of assurance, accounting, and communication skill professional development courses. The mission of Sheriff Consulting is to provide an engaging approach to your professional development.
Our courses are designed using the latest in communication research and current technical developments that affect our profession. This includes:
1. Helping professionals navigate the most significant changes to the accounting and assurance standards in the last 40 years.
2. Using current research to improve business communication skills such as working with diverse multigenerational teams.
3. Understanding how transformative technology such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence will impact our profession.
Garth has worked as an assurance professional and learning provider for over 20 years. He has prepared and trained CPAs for key changes to the profession, including internal control documentation (SOX), Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS) and Canadian Standards on Review Engagements 2400 (CSRE 2400).
He earned a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours - Accounting) from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPAO), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).