Engaging presentations!

Everyone wants to attend one and many try to create one.

The need for an engaging presentation is further emphasized when you’re presenting to an online audience – a virtual classroom.

Your students – employees or clients – face multiple distractions.  Besides, standard training sessions can be boring affairs. A complicated topic and lack of inclination makes it twice as difficult to pay attention.

You can change all this by using following these tips.


People tend to remember lessons that are important to them. Identify the goals of the training session early on. This helps your audience relate to the topic early. When you know WHY you need to learn something, mastering the WHAT gets easier. This will prepare your audience mentally for an immersive experience and help them retain what they learn.


The human brain responds to pictorial components more than text-based content. Visual media helps learners grasp concepts better and retain the main material. Choose images that enforce a particular point. Use videos and animation that explore the topic in greater depth.


With the average attention span getting lower than that of goldfish, you need elements that keep your training audience focused on the topic. Add quizzes and game-based tests to make the training more interesting. Use symbolic icons as rewards and power points as incentive to unlock different layers of the topic.


Create training material from the perspective of your learning audience. Instead of pushing the information to your audience, let them explore the topic at their own pace. Use animation and scripts to imitate problems or obstacles from the real world on the small screen. Let your audience come up with their own solutions through accessing the available learning resources.


Never underestimate the power of stories. Emotional connections help learners understand and retain content. Use everything from hypothetical and fictional themes to real-life scenarios to explain points, analyse problems, or complete an action. Tailor these stories to provide a benefit to your training audience. The theme and moral of your story should provide answers to these questions – Why is it necessary to know this information? Should this procedure be followed or avoided? Is this outcome desirable or should an alternative be sought?


Have you created an online training presentation?  

Do you have any suggestions that could benefit our readers?

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