July 18, 2019 - 2:00 PM
Biggest question: How do I keep the audience engaged, while they face distractions like e-mail, social media, needy pets and mischievous children?
Let me be real here: You can’t just make some slides, type up a script and read your presentation word for word. Just because your audience is behind a screen, it doesn’t mean you can get away with no interaction or engagement.
More than ever, our audiences are surrounded by interruptions and preoccupied with other duties, projects and commitments while they attend our virtual trainings.
It’s not even a matter of how to keep them from going to Facebook or e-mail during your training, but rather how to reduce the *number of times* they go to Facebook and e-mail!
SPEAKER – LISA BRAITHWAITE
Lisa Braithwaite is a public speaking coach, trainer, and author of the book “Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection.” She mentors business professionals to create memorable and engaging presentations so they can grow their organizations through speaking.
Before launching her business in 2005, she spent sixteen years developing and managing programs for nonprofit organizations as an advocate and educator, as well as founding her own nonprofit organization.
Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to create innovative programs: the first full-time teen relationship violence program in Santa Barbara County under Domestic Violence Solutions, a media literacy program for Girls Incorporated of Carpinteria, and a new employee orientation/train-the-trainer program for Tri-Counties Regional Center.
She currently provides presentation skills training for companies as diverse as Microsoft, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Massachusetts Association of Realtors® and AgWest Commodities. She has a B.A. in Theater and an M.A. in Education, and has been interviewed for the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Men’s Health, Toastmaster Magazine, and Inc.com.
Lisa is a graduate of Women’s Economic Ventures’ Smart Entrepreneurial Training and a member of the National Speakers Association.Map Unavailable