5. Experiment, Interact, and Repeat
You will never know what works unless you experiment. Even if you fail, you have learned something. And if it works, no one’s complaining!
- Stay open to experimenting and failing. This way, you will achieve a unique style, and this is what attracts the audience. When you test, you know what to do/not to do in your future sessions. This process works as a learning curve for you as a speaker.
- Make your session informative, interactive, and fun. Cracking a joke or being a little humorous can make your audience lively.
- Encourage interaction by the audience by asking them to type a specific word or emoticon in the chatbox. For example, “Type ‘I HAVE’ if you have read Steve Jobs’ autobiography.”
- Organize breakout sessions to increase engagement. Form groups in the audience and give them a question or situation to analyze. Each group can develop a unique solution, which adds value to the session and increases the interest level of the audience.
- You can effectively read the room by asking the audience to bring specific questions, case studies , or even physical items like YES and NO placards for Q&As during your session on the virtual conference platform. This can increase the engagement and also help the speaker read the room correctly.
- Instant feedback like typing yes or no in the chat box or holding up placards can serve as essential tools that aid the speaker in reading the room.
The above tips and practices will ensure that even as a remote speaker, you will be impactful and well received by your audience. An important part of a successful conference is having the right virtual conference platform that not just supports but also enhances your speaking skills.
With FLOOR, powered by 10times you have the best virtual conference platform there can be. Its vast list of advanced features gives you immense scope to experiment as a speaker and present to your audience with an ease and confidence.