July 14, 2020

The Right Type of Impact


I love teaching people how to present with impact. With the increase of people working from home, we are now presenting virtually more than ever. But, there are a few things you need to learn to do that well. So, I have added a component on virtual presentations to my Presenting with Impact public webcasts coming up in the next two weeks.

The sessions are designed to help you avoid some very common mistakes. However, it never occurred to me that I would need to add ‘don’t take a shower’ to the tips!

Top Tips

Here are some valuable lessons being shared from around the globe.

Don’t take a shower with your camera on

A Spanish councillor was filmed taking a shower on a live call after he thought he had turned the camera off. This is a good reminder to always double check you’ve successfully ended your virtual call!

Wear trousers – it’s not that hard

It’s doesn’t take that long to pull on a pair of slacks but if you decide that’s not necessary then make sure your audience can’t see your bottom half. Don’t be like this trouser-less Irish Member of Parliament, talking to the EU on a live call.

Don’t film yourself going to the toilet

Once again, this may sound obvious but avoid going to the toilet just as this female did on a video call. The comments by the other participants at the end are priceless.

Avoid making the wrong impact

Technically, these people are creating an impact …a BIG one at that! But let’s try and make your impact a positive one that doesn’t force you to hand in your resignation as was the case with the Spanish councillor.

If you find yourself having to present virtually then you may find my two hour webcast, Presenting with Impact – onstage and online, of value. You can find out more and register at the links below.

22nd July 9am-11am

29th July 1 – 3pm