Video can be a great way to connect with your virtual audiences during webinars. By periodically and briefly using a webcam during online presentations, you can capture your audience’s attention and add a personal touch that helps them identify your voice with your picture. Use the following tips to help your use of video be appropriate and captivating rather than just plain distracting:
1. Make limited use video. Don’t leave it on for your entire presentation. This creates a diverse visual experience without distracting your attendees.
2. Look directly into the webcam when speaking. This replaces face-to-face eye contact. If you look down at your computer instead of into the webcam, you will look nervous, distracted, and dull.
3. Tell the attendees what you are doing. Tell them when you are turning the camera on and off, so they don’t get confused and so they can alert you if they are having technical difficulties.
These simple steps will help you use video sparingly but effectively to create excitement for your virtual audience.
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