When most people think about presenting, they think first about technology, specifically PowerPoint, rather than thinking about the audience and the best way to engage them.
In a recent webinar on Blended Presenting, Simon Morton of Eyeful Presentations, a Brainshark partner, talked about using a blend of delivery approaches to capture an audiences’ attention and encourage engagement.
He showed how the integration of different presentation styles and output options—PC, Tablet, interactive whiteboard and hard copy—can be used to improve the effectiveness of both live and on-demand presentations.
For example, you might kick off a live presentation in PowerPoint on your iPad and then, when it gets to a particularly technical part of your message, change to a whiteboard or paper to explain and engage on the more complex elements of your story. You can then create an on-demand video presentation of your whiteboard diagram and distribute that to reinforce your message after the presentation.
His message can be summed up: Think Differently. Act Differently. Deliver Differently.