Lockdown has led to a boom in online meetings, webinars, presentations, demonstrations, and training. Business people who formerly presented face-to-face have been forced to turn to video software such as Zoom and Teams – with varying degrees of success.
And it is not just presenters and trainers who have moved online. Company owners and managers are now networking, meeting and liaising online with their teams, customers, prospects and suppliers.
This boom has many advantages, not least in cutting travel time and carbon emissions. But not everyone has found the transition easy or natural.
Chris Dawes, founder and Managing Director of Swindon-based Open Dawes Training, which provides CPD accredited public speaking and presentation training, is guiding clients through this transition and helping them learn to be as effective online as they are face-to-face.
“Speaking and presenting effectively online requires a new skillset and mindset, and we have incorporated training in this skill to our own online offering,” said Chris. “In fact, we have delivered a training webinar on this topic for fellow CPD accredited professionals, on behalf of the CPD Standards Office.”
Here is some of the advice Open Dawes Training gives to its clients:
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