virtual presentations that knock people’s socks off

helping you Do the best virtual presentations possible

People are back in the office but virtual presentations haven’t gone away. So why are they still so *^&%ing awful?

Why are people still silhouetted in front of windows? Why do they still sound as if they’re shouting in a toilet cubicle? And why are they still screen-sharing PowerPoint decks that would have been awful even if people were all together in a boardroom?

It shouldn’t be like this anymore. Which is why I started creating courses to help people do better remote presentations.

I’ve got a few options now. And a few more courses in the works.

Check them out and see what would work for you.

Virtual Presenting Academy with Dave Birss

This is a super-quick course that’s designed to transform your remote presentations in just a couple of hours. You don’t just get all the knowledge you need to create visually impactful presentations, you also get a heap of downloads, including 10 beautifully designed PowerPoint and Keynote templates.

Virtual Presenting Academy with Dave Birss

This is an 8-week program for people who seriously want to take their remote presentations to the very top. The course shows you multiple approaches using different pieces of software. Best of all, you get time with Dave on the weekly coaching calls so you can get all your questions answered.

Setting Up Your Recording Space LinkedIn Learning Dave Birss

If you want to take advantage of the increased demand for video content, this LinkedIn Learning course will show you how to get started. It takes you through the journey of finding a space to record, finding the right equipment, setting up the equipment and getting yourself ready to hit record. Check it out on LinkedIn Learning

Virtual Presenting Academy with Dave Birss

OBS is an amazing, super-powerful piece of software that is – wait for it – absolutely free. But it’s got quite a steep learning curve. This course makes it simple and gives you a download that allows you to get started immediately. This download sets up OBS with a heap of functionality that will have you knocking people’s socks off.

conference call bingo from virtual presenting academy

Make your conference calls and business presentations more enjoyable with Conf Call Bingo. Grab a sheet and spot the offenders. And make sure you’re not one of them.

About your trainer

Dave Birss is the founder of Virtual Presenting Academy. He’s also an author, educator, public speaker, and consultant.

When lockdown happened, he lost all of his bookings in 10 days. And with a lot more time on his hands, he threw himself into working out how to do the best possible remote presentations and workshops.

Within a few weeks, LinkedIn Learning asked him to do a course on running virtual workshops (check it out if you haven’t already). And he started to get lots of bookings for virtual talks.

His engaging use of technology led to lots of other presenters asking for his help. Teaching is by far the best way to learn. So this was like going back to university and doing a master’s in virtual presenting.

He took his learnings and turned them into an in-depth learning resource at Virtual Presenting Academy. Now he’s turning the learnings into much faster courses that transform presentations in record time.

He’s been sharing his learnings with some of the best brands in the world. Including Apple, EA Games, the BBC, Sky Television, HSBC, Twinings, Nestlé, Experian, and Hilton.

So you’re in good company.

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What my students say

Dave has a wealth of experience in presenting and this course taps into that vast knowledge. There are important technical considerations to a successful virtual presentation, but it’s just as important to think about what you are presenting, and this course helps with that, too.

Nathan McDonald

Founder @ We Are Social

This class is inspiring and practical. I recommend it to anyone looking to deliver more engaging and meaningful virtual presentations!

Christine Zimmerman

LearningWorks, LLC

Dave has a wonderful talent for delivering sessions remotely and keeping them fun, relevant and inclusive. I would unreservedly recommend Dave as a trainer.

Andy Oakes

Founder @ Bluestripe Group

This course has reinvigorated me about work – it taught me the amazing possibilities that the virtual world offers (as opposed to all the downsides people endlessly list). Dave is an exceptional teacher. 5 star learning!

Vicky Jenkins

Clarus Consulting

Prior to this course, I’d written video off. It wasn’t for me. However now, following Dave’s expert help, I’m eager to put my face and my thoughts out there. Make no mistake, this is super high quality training. But what really sets it apart, is how accessible Dave makes it.

Matt Desmier

Wise Old Uncle

Sign up to this course or you’ll regret it! The amount of creative, useful and practical tips Dave lists in the course, is invaluable!

Natalia Talkowska

Founder @ Natalka Design

I can think of no better person to learn virtual presenting from. He doesn’t just show you the tech (which he has absolutely mastered) – he shows you how to keep an audience’s attention and how to get your message into their minds more effectively.

Marc Lewis

Dean @ School of Communication Arts

Dave is a naturally gifted teacher. He is supportive, encourages the best out of people, and is generous in sharing his knowledge. 

Stephen Jenkins

Too Many Dreams

It’s not everyone who can engage, challenge, amuse, and educate. Highly recommended for businesses that need to put the Boom in their Zoom.​

Katherine Wildman

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