How to Stay In the Picture With Online Presentations

For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on presenting online the image shows a Black man sitting in front of a laptop wearing a headset.

Do you hate it when you give an online presentation at work and your slides take up the majority of the screen, while you and your expressions, your thoughts on your face about what you were presenting, is all off the side, maybe not even very visible?

As an executive leadership coach, I often see professionals struggle with presenting their ideas effectively on Zoom or Teams.

I am loving this new online presentation app that allows me to be front and center with the content I am presenting rather than being stuck off to the side or not even visible at all. 

The app is

I really encourage you to play with this software or others so that you can be much more visible while presenting to allow others to connect with YOU and your expertise with the content they are seeing on the screen. It’s very important when you are building your reputation or your brand that these are connected and intertwined. 

There are so many new technologies and tools available to help us communicate more effectively. I encourage you to give this one a try. Or if you have another one you like, I would love to hear from you.

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Jo Ilfeld, PhD

An executive leadership coach, Jo helps C-suite leaders, executives, and high-potential managers develop the flexibility, skill, and frame of mind to meet the challenges of the next five, ten, twenty years…. and beyond. She works with individuals, teams and organizations on four core areas of leadership development. Check out Jo's bio page for more information.

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