How to do awesome remote presentations

 Amongst many other changes, lockdown has accelerated the gradual shift to remote presenting. And now that the bottle has been uncorked, it’s not going back in any time soon. This will still be part of our lives long after the world puts down its masks and learns to shake hands again.

Over the last few months I’ve been experimenting, researching, discussing and teaching how to do remote presentations. I’ve taught teams in the UK, USA, India, Canada and all across Europe. And I’ve been testing and refining my techniques in my own online talks.

I’d like to share what I’ve learned with you to help you stand out and deliver your message more powerfully.


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One-hour session plus Q&A

These inspiring, one-hour remote talks can be delivered to any size of audience. They explain what makes a great remote presentation, how to keep people engaged, how to keep your own energy up and how to come across professionally. The session is interactive, includes a Q&A session and leaves everyone with practical tips they can implement right away.

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Half-day session with practical exercises

This half-day remote session comprises two 1½ hour online sessions with a 1 hour personal working session sandwiched in between. It includes training, inspiration, discussions and practical exercises. The aim is to identify opportunities and propose an approach for remote presenting across the business. This is how we’ll make you stand out and look professional online. 

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in-house studio setup

Technology setup and training on how to use it

As companies return to the office, they should really have a setup designed for professional remote presentations. I can help you create the right studio setup for your space, install it, create templates for your brand and train your staff on how to use the system effectively. This studio is also ideal for conducting live streams and appearing professional on online shows.

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one-to-one coaching

Regular sessions as required

If you’re experienced at doing face-to-face presentations but find yourself ill-equipped to do an engaging remote presentation, I can work with you. We’ll look at your technology, how to come across professionally on camera and how to structure your presentation to get maximum audience engagement. This is ideal for senior business leaders or professional keynote speakers.

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“I don’t know anyone who’d be better at this than Dave. We’ve worked with him for years and love the way he helps people get to better ideas.”

Reuben Webb, Stein IAS

"A big thank you for facilitating three days of engaging, confidence building and thought provoking training. Early polls suggest a landslide success"

Angharad Irvine, Havas Health&You, NY

“A positive force in any organisation and someone I would highly recommend. He was also great fun to work with."

Stuart Leach, Barrister

"The feedback so far has been great and people are still talking about how great the sessions were."

Jose Franca, Edelman

“Dave knows what good ideas are. And how to get to them. Whatever industry you’re in, you’ll benefit from working with him. We certainly have."

Rob Morrice, Stein IAS

"Listen to Dave. He's usually right. He's also the second nicest person after your mum you'll ever meet."

Piggy Lines, Carnage Films

"The work he's done has been outstanding and he's able to communicate with clients and peers in an approachable and friendly way. I certainly hope to work more with him in the future."

Jason DaPonte, ex-BBC

"Dave is Premier League. If you get a chance to work with him, grab it and learn."

David Russell, Blue Latitude Health


Each of these sessions is run by author and educator Dave Birss. Dave has been a professional public speaker for over a decade. He’s also experienced on both sides a camera, as a presenter and a director. He’s combined both of these skills to create a method of doing remote presentations that’s getting amazing feedback. 

Dave’s best known for teaching, speaking and writing books on creativity and innovation. But he also consults for companies to help them benefit from creative thinking. His skills make him perfectly suited to teach remote presenting too.

Dave has taught at universities from London to New York, Santiago to Singapore. He’s launched a number of courses on LinkedIn Learning and is working on some more. Check them out if you get the chance. 


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