6 Amazing Tools for Real Time Online Presentations

These six tools below will allow you to collaborate and hold presentations and demonstrations with your team even when you are offshore and do not share the same office space and facilities. This is because more and more offices are going virtual every day.

TeamViewer allows you to connect over 20 team members and allows all of them to share their screens with one another.

Join.me has a feature that makes sure that you are only sharing your screen with people you want to see it, by giving them a code that they need to use in order to gain access to your screen view.

Google Hangouts
This tool allows you to hold a video conference with your team and share your screen with them.

Vyew lets you can chat via text, audio or video, upload files and work on them simultaneously, and even take notes on a virtual whiteboard that is set up for you and your colleagues to use.

Scribblar is a bit simpler where you are given a whiteboard where you can share ideas.

Big Marker
gives you an online meeting room of your own that you can either make private or public.

For more info about these great free online tools, please head to:  6 Great Tools for Holding Live Online Presentations (Guest Post)

7 Reasons Why Speakers Need to Practice

It doesn’t matter how seasoned a speaker you are. You still need to practice before you do your big speech or presentation and you need to keep praticing some more. Here are seven reasons why:


  1. It will make you look like you didn’t need practice. – With practice, you will look more relaxed on stage and not forced.
  2. You will remember more of what you wanted to say. – Because you’ve been practicing, your brain will remember more details of your speech.
  3. You get to roll with the punches. – In case things go wrong like the computer breaks down or the mic doesn’t work, you can still speak and work around these hassles.
  4. You get to work out your stumbles ahead of time. – In case there are words or phrases that you keep forgetting, you can change them ahead of time rather than make the mistake in front of your audience.
  5. You get to try a new speaking skill with lower risk. – By practicing some more, you lower the risk of making mistakes.
  6. You get to build a stronger structure for your speech or presentation. – By practicing, you have more time to plan the important parts of your speech especially if you want to make a memorable ending.
  7. You get to hit those grace notes. – If you want to make your speech great, you can only do it with lots of practice.

To know more, please head to this link: 7 secret advantages of the speaker who practices

Connect with Your Audience the Dale Carnegie Way

These few tips below are from Dale Carnegie’s teachings which he wrote in his book How to Win Friends and Influence People. Since the book generally teaches us how to connect with people, these tips can also be used by presenters and speakers so they can better connect with their audience.

1. Begin with Friendliness – By being amiable, you’ll break that wall that separates the speaker from the audience. You’ll be more accessible and your audience would be able to relate to you more.

2. Tell Your Stories – Telling personal stories will make your audience root for you. It will make them see you as a real person rather than someone up there in the pedestal telling them what to do.

3. Importance is Integral – Public speaking is always about the audience and not about the speaker. So “present your content in a way that is particular to the audience you are speaking to; tailor your message to fit their needs.”

For more insight on this matter, please head to: How to Connect to Your Audience


How NOT to End Your Presentation

When doing your presentation, it’s not only important to give a good first impression and enamor your audience with the body of your speech. You have to make sure that you end on a high note too. You don’t want your audience remembering how badly you ended the last part of your presentation, right? So here are six ways on how NOT to end your presentation:

1. Never blackball yourself

2. Don’t step backwards

3. Don’t look away

4. Don’t leave your hands in a gestured position

5. Don’t rush to collect your papers

6. Don’t move on the last word

So always pay attention to your behavior all throughout your presentation to maintain your credibility. For more information, head to:  6 Big Don’ts for Ending Your Presentation

How to Use Stories in Presentations: 3 Tips

Making use of stories in presentations is always a good thing but not all presenters get to take advantage of it. Here are three more tips on how you can use stories in presentations.

1. Case Studies – if you’re presenting case studies to your audience, add short stories into it to make dull facts and abstract data more memorable. But keep the story short and concise by including only the important details.

2. Stories as Metaphors – when presenting unfamiliar ideas or technical data, you can use analogies and metaphors to make your audience better understand the whole concept.

3. Humorous Stories – Jokes may not be well received but personal anecdotes tend to be more acceptable.

For more insight on this matter, please head to: Three ways to use stories in presentations