Presenting virtually during this pandemic has its challenges. We’re here to help!
#1: Be aware of your own verbal habits: Do you say “like,” “ya know,” “so,” “totally,” etc.? Hone in on what unnecessary words pepper your speech and work on getting rid of them.
#2: Read the virtual room: Who are you talking to? What do they know? What questions might they ask?
#3: Pre-call preparation: If you are presenting with others, prepare by doing a pre-call rehearsal.
#4: Speak with conviction and avoid uptalk. Uptalk turns would-be statements into a question. It is used to gain consensus, however, it doesn’t inspire confidence.
#5: Present with impact and excitement. Eye contact is important. Look into the camera when you speak. No one wants to hear a monotone presentation. Channel your nervous energy into the call and turn it into a high energy, engaging talk!
#6: Don’t wing it! No one is born a great communicator. Like everything, the trick is to practice. Use LikeSo: Your Personal Speech Coach. Our speech app helps you practice and prepare for all speaking opportunities so you are always articulate and confident.