June 7, 2018

When You’re Ready for Your Close Up

Greetings from Iowa!

I write from America’s heartland where I’ve been doing a bit of Wow-presenting. 

Everyone here has been wonderfully welcoming—and Iowa is b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l. (See photo, above.)

It’s been a marvelous trip.

As is often the case, I’m out here speaking at a conference. This time, one of my fellow speakers was a politician Skyping in from Washington.

While what he had to say was marvelously informative, I was distracted by a number of things while he was speaking: the window behind his head that I was able to look out of while he was talking, the pile of books and papers behind him on a shelf, the telephone that rang incessantly and insistently during his presentation…

Which is why when I was asked, “What factors should you consider before putting together a webinar?” I was so happy to walk people through my do’s and don’ts for a successful online presentation/webinar/job interview.

On the off chance it might be helpful for you to review, here it is: “When You’re Ready for Your Close Up”

Among its pointers: what to wear (and how to wear it), where to place the computer, the importance of your lighting/background, and what to consider regarding timing and turn off.

As you will note—none of these ideas/suggestions/recommendations is groundbreaking in and of itself. It is the aggregate of attention to detail, however, which sets you apart. 

(Again, that link is, “When You’re Ready for Your Close Up”)

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