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Episode 014 -- Manage your Handouts and 12 Webinar Tips

By Bill Monroe

  This Week’s Tip: Manage your Handouts   In many presentations, a speaker will start introducing themselves at the beginning and immediately start passing out handouts. The audience then begins reading those handouts during one of the most important parts of the presentation – the part where the speaker sets the tone for the rest of the session.   Instead of doing that, pass out handouts only when they are relevant to the material. Then, you can take a moment and pause to let the audience read the material, and you can use that material to reinforce the point you are making at that moment.   Post Tip Discussion: 12 Webinar Tips   Webinars are a popular way to speak with large groups of people while saving time and money. They are often not quite as effective as an in-person session, but the tradeoffs are usually worth it. Here are 12 Tips to make your webinars more effective.   Choose a quiet, distraction-free environment Check the background Stop streaming other stuff Know your software Streamline your slide deck Disable background tasks Arrive early Use a welcome screen Use a USB Webcam Use and external microphone Use the annotation tools Work with a partner   Call To Action   What tips or questions do you have about webinars? Leave a comment on Episode 14 at If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a rating or review in the iTunes podcast store Please subscribe to 2 Minute Talk Tips in your favorite podcast application Practice your webinars Manage your handouts Don’t get best…get better

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