Today’s guest Dave Birss has written several books on creativity and generating ideas and works with clients like Facebook, BBC and Hilton Hotel to help managers get better ideas from teams.
But it’s one of Dave’s LinkedIn Learning courses that has really caught people’s attention.
It’s called How to Create and Run a brilliant Remote Workshop and has 72,495 learners at the time of recording this episode.
Dave has just released a new online training program called Virtual Presenting Academy to help presenters like you and me to master presentation planning, creating presentation assets and of course managing presentation technology.
Dave is a poet, stand-up comedian, session-musician, radio-show presenter and much more.
But he describes himself as a virtual speaker who trains other virtual speakers and that’s why we have him here today on the show. To help you!
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As trainers, facilitators, consultants, we need to get our audiences more involved so we’re not just talking at people.Dave Birss – Virtual Presentation Expert
Stop talking at people
I started to work out how to deliver presentations online in way that draws people in and gets them emotionally involved...
As trainers, facilitators, consultants, we need to get our audiences more involved so we’re not just talking at people…
When your training clients are in a room with you, they can’t escape. It’s socially-awkward for them not to look at you when you are presenting…
So people will tend to look at you as the speaker when you are in front of them. But many presenters mistake that to mean that their audience is engaged...
I started to work out how to deliver presentations online in a way that draws people in and gets them emotionally involvedDave Birss – Virtual Presenting Expert
But when you are presenting virtually and people are looking at you on their laptops or phone, you have no guarantee that they are engaged because they have so many distractions…
Your job is to draw people to their screens. That’s what I now teach presenters, trainers and even salespeople to do…
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Take-aways you don’t want to miss
- How you can keep people engaged and focused
- Where Dave helps his corporate training clients
- Which research Dave conducts to build workshops
- How Dave is planning and designing his new course
- What you need to create amazing presentations
- How collaborative documents will help your clients
LinkedIn Learning – Dave’s courses online at LinkedIn
DaveBirss – Dave’s home page with details of his services and products
Great Ideas – Dave Birss book on how to get great ideas and improve creative thinking