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Heather Severino on Microsoft Teams and Virtual Presenting


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Heather Severino is a globally recognized expert trainer with over 24 years of experience in the technology and learning industries. Her background includes government, construction, corporate, sports, media and financial technology.

In this episode we talked with Heather about the new reality of presenting – the world of virtual presentations. As she is an expert in all things Microsoft Teams, we went for a deep dive of how to prepare and deliver a successful presentation with the help of Microsoft’s solution.

Microsoft technical certifications are big

Organizations out there are really looking for seeing you having those because they truly prove your competences and experience with a specific platform. Compared to before when they were all multiple options type of tests, now it’s different.

This new virtual world is different

Unless you ask your attendees to turn on camera and you monitor for their reactions, let’s say on a separate screen, you have no clue how engaged your audience is compared to if you were there in-person and the audience was in front of you. That’s why, get a second monitor. Get even a USB monitor and ease yourself this way.

Get your moderator

If you are going to be presenting in front of 10 or more people, bring in a friend to help you out with the reactions of the audience. If you are not able to get someone, ask someone from the call to assist. However, if you are delivering a training absolutely have someone from your team playing this role because now you cannot make someone from the attendees who paid for the experience to be distracted by helping you moderate the environment.

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