How To Make A Video Presentation While Working From Home

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Many of our productivity coaching clients work from home and/or run their own business. With this comes a great need to be self motivated, organised and focused, which is where coaching can be useful.

With the advent of the global pandemic, it is no wonder that remote working has increased tremendously. Moreover, while people have transitioned from office working to working from home, an entirely unknown concept for people, many have now tackled the earlier strange world. And for individuals still trying to work effectively from home, numerous adaptations are underway.

It might comprise of mastering new software or creating a business presentation. Meetings, client reports and business presentations allow you to interact better with your clients or team

We’re always on the look out for new tools to enhance work efficiency. So, we were excited to research video presentations. They can showcase your vision in a better light, even working from home. Read on to learn more about effective ways to make video presentations while working from home. 

Tips for Creating Compelling Video Presentations When Working From Home

A video presentation effectively communicates with your audience with the help of a video or entirely using a video. Here are some important tips for creating dynamic presentations and a slideshow.

Understand Your Target Audience 

The most crucial element of making an engaging video presentation is to understand and know your target audience. Even if you produce the best presentation video, it won’t engage unless you understand your target audience. Understanding who is watching it will allow you to: 

  • Interact Effectively

Persuasive communication happens when you learn the vocabulary and illustrations that resonate with your target audience.

  • Pick the Right Visuals.

Specific visuals are more engaging when used on a distinct audience. Analyse those that your target audience will readily understand and relate to.

  • Connect on an Emotional Level

No matter the video presentation you make, it’s crucial to connect with your target audience emotionally. So to accomplish that, you need to comprehend what makes them tick and what their fears are. Invest your time and efforts in adequate audience research such as surveys, focus groups or feedback forms.

  • Keep Your Video Presentation Short.

When delivering a video presentation from home, your target audience might also be at home and/or be  distracted. They might have many tabs open, be instant messaging, on social media or checking email. So if you are planning a virtual presentation, it is prudent to keep it brief and specific. On the other hand, you remaining focused and not distracted is critical if you wish to deliver a longer presentation like a webinar. 

Also, note that the average concentration span when hearing a presenter is roughly 10 and 15 minutes. Even honoured professional speakers struggle to hold an audience’s engagement for more than 20 minutes. Therefore, to avoid audience fatigue and keep attention to the online presentation,  condense your content. Keep it to five key points along with a brief overview of suggested next steps.

One of the most effective ways of accomplishing this is by keeping a solid introduction. For instance, if you deliver a presentation on how to remain productive working from home, your purpose may be to have the target audience come away with a few simple ideas to try on their own.

Once you determine what would be most useful for your audience to take away, you will understand what you need to deliver. And how that will lead them to take that particular action you want them to take.

Communicate With Your Audience to Deliver a Distraction-Free Presentation 

Many remote businesses usually have one specific rule of keeping the microphone mute when someone is presenting a meeting. So when you are planning to deliver a live video presentation, always ask your audience to mute until you’re ready for interactions and Q&A rounds. 

Furthermore, muting helps presenters maintain the concentration of meeting attendees by specifying when it will be their chance to communicate..

Keep Your Presentation Ready

Attractive visual images and limited text make any online presentation look more eye-catching. If your design skills are lacking, there are some amazing templates on Canva or Powerpoint. You can also use content from your business website, social media platforms, or blogs to save you research time. Don’t forget to include a call to action after you make a specific point too, to consolidate.

For your most crucial video presentations, try engaging a professional copywriting service provider who can assist you in creating engaging slides that leave a lasting impression on your target audience. Furthermore, you can always use presentation templates created by talented designers. We found the best video slideshow maker to compile different videos concurrently and it’s simple to use.

Test Your Equipment Beforehand

Many virtual presenters present with a muted mic by accident or their screen is not visible to the target audience. It can be an awkward experience for both the presenter and the attendee. Fortunately, it is effortless to avoid this mistake but write yourself a checklist and keep an eye on the faces of your audience!

Before you begin your next presentation while working from home, ensure that you check your mic, camera, and screen-sharing options roughly 5 to 10 minutes before you begin your presentation. Checking all these factors beforehand allows you to determine what’s functioning and what isn’t and fix it.

During this prep time, is also an excellent opportunity to check your background to ensure your video presentation backdrop works.

Share the Recorded Presentation Link for Future Reference.

Depending on the content you deliver in your presentation, your audience might need to revisit the presentation. And several applications allow you to record the presentation and share the link.

Final Words 

To create attractive video presentations while working from home, ensure that the presentation runs through seamlessly with no awkward breaks and that you have several points to discuss for each slide or visual cue.

A professional video presentation does not have to be perfect and in fact, it’s great to have a human touch. You can always ace it as long as you think about the two ‘p’s’ – practice and preparation.

Thanks for reading

A Tidy Mind

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