Virtual Presentations That Work

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Date

April 28, 2010

Format

Paperback, 288 pages

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ISBN

007173936X / 9780071739368

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Your Price

19.95



Overview


Main description

THE COMPLETE USER'S GUIDE TO GOING VIRTUAL--AND GETTING RESULTS

With today's virtual technology, you can manage your business faster, reduce your expenses, and reach a larger market than ever before. The technology is there. All you need is the imagination and talent to harness its power.

This all-in-one guide is your virtual tool kit of cutting-edge ideas and proven techniques to get the results you want. Learn to . . .

  • Master the innovative use of virtual presentation tools such as Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro, WebEx, Microsoft Live Meeting, and GoTo Meeting
  • Meet the challenges of motivating an audience that you cannot see
  • Deliver active presentations that compel participants into action
  • Use icebreakers, games, and polling to keep your audience engaged every step of the way
  • Master the art of moderating thrilling discussions
  • End your presentations with a bang

Filled with essential checklists, step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting tips, and revealing case studies, this must-have guide shows you how to make this robust new technology work for you.


Table of contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part 1 Introduction to Virtual Presentations
1.What Are Virtual Presentations?
2.Benefits and Capabilities of Virtual Presentations
3.Basic Differences Between Virtual and Face-to-Face Presentations
4.Synchronous and Asynchronous Communications Environments
5.When to Consider a Virtual Presentation (and when not to)
6.Virtual Presentation Tools
7.How Businesses Are Using Virtual Presentation to Increase Their Success
8.Challenges in Conducting Virtual Presentations
9. Minimizing the Challenges in Conducting Virtual Presentations
10.What You Need to Deliver Virtual Presentations That Moves People
Part 2 Making Effective Virtual Presentations
11.Administration and Preparation: One Month Before the Presentation
12.Administration and Preparation: One Week Before the Presentation
13.Administration and Preparation: One Day Before the Presentation
14.Administration and Preparation: The Day of the Presentation
15.Preparation and Administration: During and After the Presentation
16.Gaining Attention and Establishing Relevance
17. Introducing Yourself and Others
18.Identifying Objectives and Setting Expectations
19.Presenting Information
20.Conducting Demonstrations
21.Asking and Answering Questions
22.Initiating and Managing Discussions
23. Promoting Interaction
24.Utilizing Assessments and Evaluations
25.Strategies for Creating Excitement and Motivation
26.Facilitating Virtual Presentations for Teams
27. Ending with a Bang
Part 3 Troubleshooting Virtual Presentations
28.Avoiding and Handling Technical Problems
29.Overcoming Silence and Resistance
30.Controlling Your Audience
Part 4 Converting Existing Presentations to Virtual Presentations
31.Converting Existing Presentations to Virtual Presentations
Part 5 Virtual Presentation Case Studies
32.Putting It All Together
33.Take Action
Appendix A Energizing Virtual Presentation Job Aid
Appendix B Virtual Presentation Preparation Form
Appendix C Sample Invitation
Appendix D Listing of Common Emoticons
Bibliography
Additional Resources
Index


Author comments

JOEL GENDELMAN, ED.D., has more than 25 years of experience developing activity-rich corporate presentations for companies that include Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Nissan, Amgen, Hewlett-Packard, and Genentech. He has written three books and published more than 26 articles. Dr. Gendelman has won several awards and is a frequent speaker at international conferences and corporate events. He is considered a thought leader on the innovative use of communications technologies to achieve tangible business results. Dr. Gendelman lives in Littleton, Colorado.





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