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How to Give Better Virtual Presentations

July 26, 2020

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Virtual presentations, speeches, and pitches are here to stay, so it's time to polish up your game.

It's time to take your virtual presentations from “do I have to?” to “I can't wait to deliver this one.” The same old tactics are not working like they used to when it comes to delivering a virtual talk, presentation, proposal, or pitch. 

I've got four quick ideas that can help you take your Zoom meeting from meh to YEAH. In this episode, I cover: 

  • How to really get their attention

  • What to do about distractions

  • How to master your vocal energy (and why this matters so much)

  • Ideas for managing the screen

“The people that make me stop my scroll and think differently and pivot my behaviors and change my perception — all have one in one thing in common: they aren't afraid to be human.”

I also recommend checking out episode #27 with Caroline Goyder and episode #6 with D'Arcy Webb — two vocal coaches that I've interviewed in the past.

I also chat a bit about wine — and what is better for summer than Rosé? I pair this episode (and some Yellowtail Poke) with the L'Original Rose which you can grab directly from me at


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