Virtual presentations come with all the same kinds of challenges that face-to-face presentations do.
You must be well prepared, with a well-designed program, the right visual aids, stories and anecdotes, a strong opening that hooks them right away, and lots of practice to ensure that your delivery is confident and smooth.
Presenting to virtual audiences also has its own, unique set of challenges — and I’m not even talking about the technology that’s involved in these types of virtual speaking platforms (like which webinar software and tools to use)!
Many of these challenges stem from the fact that you cannot see or make eye contact with your audience members. It’s much harder to “read” them, to know if you are keeping them engaged or not, or to tell when what you’re doing isn’t working and it’s time to switch gears.