Anticipating possible questions, and answering them on the fly, can be downright terrifying, especially if you’re new to hosting virtual events. However, studies have shown that more than 90% of attendees expect a question and answer period at the end of the presentation. So, let’s reframe it as the perfect opportunity for you to engage and connect with your audience, not just something you dread.
A virtual town hall is a valuable tool that allows leadership to communicate with employees from various locations. When done well, these virtual meetings build trust and confidence, and create a sense of community. But when they fall short, employees tend to “check out”, and perform other tasks while the town hall runs in the background.
Over the course of your personal and professional life, you’ve probably seen some truly terrible presenters, and a handful of really great ones. While it might be tempting to try and mimic the best of the best the next time you find yourself behind the podium, chances are your attempt will fall flat. Why? Because you are not that presenter.
As collaboration and communication tools continue to evolve, another platform shift is taking place. Are you ready? Microsoft Teams is receiving full support from RedmondMag.com (the independent voice of the Microsoft IT community) as the future of collaboration. Internally, Microsoft is going all-in on the platform, and while it still has room to grow and improve, it has reached a stage of maturity to add value to your internal communications right away.