Due to COVID, I conducted many Dual Monitor Teams Presentations, meetings and live events. Here are the best practices you should know. This will minimize mistakes and eliminate trial and error. Reading time 12 min.
SFB audio problems are common. In any meeting, irrespective of the technology or tool, we always spend time asking people “Can you hear me?”. Most of us do not realize how hilarious and funny this question is! Those who cannot hear you can’t hear your question as well!
Here is how you can handle the SFB audio problem in a smart and speedy manner.
This is just a quick best practice. I learnt it while conducting a webinar on Thursday using Skype for Business (SFB). During webinars, you have two options, just show a presentation and explain it or demonstrate something on your screen – typically some software product. Screen sharing is used to broadcast your desktop.
Often, I need some live input from the audience. For example, what is their profile? Which product / feature is more important for them? Have they understood the topic or not?
Agenda slide is usually the second or third slide. During the course of the PowerPoint presentation, we may have to refer to that slide frequently, especially when the next agenda item is taken up. Most of us copy paste that slide multiple times. This may work, but if the agenda slide changes, we may forget to update other slides.
The same method can be used to refer to any key slide or slides during the presentation. The key thing expectation is that you may show this slide at any point during the presentation. After showing the slide, how do you come back to the slide where you were? Here is how you do it.
View the video in full screen mode. Download this Sample File which illustrates the method shown in the video.
Yours is the fifth presentation in a conference. You have a one hour time slot. By the time your turn comes, things are severely delayed. Just before you go on stage, you are told that you have only 30 minutes. Your presentation is already copied to a common laptop which is on the podium. You have absolutely no chance of editing the presentation on time. You try to speed up the presentation initially, but soon, you will fall back to your regular speed. You are doomed for an imcomplete presentation dilemma.
You are half way through the presentation. The time allotted (which is now 30 minutes) is getting over. The organizers are showing you placards like 5 min, 3 min, 0 min, end now…
At this point you are really in a fix. The audience knows that you are nowhere near the end of the presentation. But you must finish you now. Otherwise some bouncer is going to take you off the stage in few minutes.
You also know that you have not done justice to the incomplete presentation. It is a hopeless situation. But you still want to salvage it in a professional and elegant manner.
How do you do that? .. THAT is the real problem. Read on to find out the solution to this problem.