Just because you are not presenting in person doesn't mean your hands don't matter. Natural hand gestures for emphasis can really make the presentation feel more comfortable and engaging.
- One of the best assets we have … is the ability to use our hands … to really drive an important point home. … But if we use our hands in the wrong way, … it can detract from our presentation. … Oftentimes we're already using our hands … when we talk without even noticing it. … But in this course, I want to hone in … on how we can be more cautious … of the way we use our hands … so it helps us while we're presenting on video. … There is a misconception that because we're at home … or in a remote location, … a lot of the movements we're making … won't get noticed because we're not … in the same room as others. … Well that is simply not true. … How much a person sees does depend … on how and where your camera is positioned, … but always think that your audience … will see everything you do … and all the movements you make. … It's better to prepare for it than not. … But chances are your viewers will see … at least your whole upper body if you're sitting, … so your hand motions are still visible. …
- Recall the characteristics of an effective PowerPoint used during a video conference call.
- Explain why you might look at the screen, rather than the camera lens, during a video conference call.
- Recognize the best strategy for positioning a laptop and its camera for the most flattering and engaging look.
- Tell why a salesperson might use a pull-down backdrop screen during video conferencing.
- Summarize the leadership skill used to make sure all attendees are on the same page after a video conference.