Think of the last time you attended a webinar or a virtual meeting. What percentage of the time were you engaged? We’ve been conditioned by lackluster virtual experiences to multi-task, tune out, or dread the screen. Now, think about the last time you gave a virtual presentation. Were you met with silence wondering if people are even paying attention? Virtual presentations aren’t inherently ineffective or bad. Virtual presenting has its challenges, but also amazing opportunities to make an impact. This book contains practical tips and processes to transform any virtual meeting, webinar, presentation, or session into a fun, effective, and impactful experience.
About the Author
Before building a career as an instructional designer and facilitator, Maria Marquis trained to be an actor. Both the arts and education allow Marquis to pursue her goal to foster intercommunication, mutual understanding, and respect by telling people’s stories; letting them be recognized, heard, understood, and appreciated. Her passion is creating inclusive, fun, and impactful learning experiences.
As an instructor and designer, her focus is on empowerment, based on the belief that people of all skill levels can find success – no matter what their role or level of tech-savvy might be. Marquis began her instructional design career building Box’s customer education program from the ground up, resulting in a global program with a suite of self-paced courseware, and 1000s of hours of virtual training delivered to businesses of all sizes and industries. After serving as an in-house instructional designer and facilitator for multiple companies, she built her own consulting practice to build powerful learning experiences for organizations and empower people to build their presentation and facilitation skills.