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Communicating Your Virtual Presence: Effective Presentation for Video Meetings

Instructor: Ann Timmons, Communications Artist
Dates: Friday & Saturday: September 25 & 26
Times: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Tuition: $75
Location: ZOOM

Class Description:
Whether you are logging onto a meeting, doing a virtual presentation, or making a client pitch via Zoom, feeling exposed and “in the spotlight” on camera can compound fears of public speaking. Thus, communicating over video while working from home presents many challenges.
This interactive class will cover basics of best video practices as well as successful strategies for public speaking, with specific attention to speaking over video platforms.

Topics covered in Session One include:
• How to set up your physical space to convey professionalism
Using appropriate setting, lights, camera, sound
Using a split screen on your computer
• How to eliminate nerves and stay “in the moment” while on camera
Physical and vocal exercises to help you “get out of your head and into your body”
• How to project confidence while speaking and listening,
Specific attention to online conversational give-and-take, and paying visual attention
Importance of eye contact
• How to prepare your content to maximize message delivery so you achieve your meeting goals
Agendas, talking points,
Openings and closings of the “meeting room”
Know your tech platform

Session Two will be structured to address participants’ questions from Session One, and introduce more specific techniques for successful video speaking and presenting.

How To Recover Financially From COVID-19

Shelby Banks

Class Description:
As the current health crisis has affected every American financially, many small business owners, independent contractors and working artists are struggling to find solutions. Join Small Business Adjunct Professor, Shelby Banks in a conversation that’s sure to provide answers to questions about your business, including:
*How to negotiate your debt
*What is The CARES Act? (emergency loans from the SBA)
*How to determine new streams of income
*Up-to-date information regarding paying your bills
*How to start an online business
*How to manage unexpected expenses

See more information on her social media accounts including events!                     

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