Today's guest post comes from friend and killer presentation designer Matthew Dyer in Columbus, OH. Catch him at http://flavors.me/mttwdyr or @mttwdyr on Twitter.
In a recent webinar, Shelly H. asked, "How much time should you leave for Q&A session at the end of a webinar?"
One of our current research projects seeks to uncover better and better ways for webinar presenters to get and keep attention...by better understanding our audiences.
Two facts are true for any performance:
1) The show must go on
2) Life goes on independently of the show
Your sales team. Can you teach them anything?
You're using virtual presentations or classrooms, you're more productive than ever, and we know you're a real professional. (we know because commitment to personal growth in a discipline is a hallmark of a real pro, and you're not likely reading this blog if you're not)
Engagement is a hot topic. Web site developers, human resources & L&D folk, and even webinar presenters...all realize that in today's change-the-channel world, we've got to get and keep attention. Or we lose.
In a recent webinar I experienced a phone outage. In my particular presentation I was using my desk phone and fortunately the web conference kept right on going. Without the following plan, however, it would have been painful, and here's how you can avoid the pain, too.
This is a two-for-one...