The FOM Hochschule student in the video below has very kindly agreed to allow his contribution to a group presentation to be used for training purposes.
In the first part of the video, the student introduces the topic and provides an outline of the presentation. He then gives a brief account of the history of technological development. In the second part, he returns to talk about artificial intelligence. The short final part has no sound. It is included to show how the presentation as a whole ends with a series of strong, actionable calls to action.
Effective style of delivery
It is worth noting, as you watch, how the presenter transcends the limitations imposed by the online context with a delivery style that is animated, dynamic, engaging and convincing.
The main focus when watching the video should be on how the student uses simple but effective techniques to deliver his material. You’ll notice, though, that at times elements on the slides are pointed out.
Far from being inhibited by the online environment and resorting to monotonously reading from a text, this student uses the dynamics of his voice and varies the pace, tone, stress and pausing to engage his audience and convey the importance to them of what he has to say. In other words, he makes full use of the power of paralinguistics to gain and retain his audience’s attention and in so doing provides us with an example of effective online presenting.
Note too how in some cases he combines the visual and auditory channels to good effect (e.g., the animated timeline the historical background). At other times, the audience is confronted with complete lists (e.g., the presentation outline), so that what they hear and what they are shown are not synchronised to any great extent.
Despite the unfortunate spelling mistake (i.e., ‘
adaptle‘ should be ‘adaptable’), the presentation ends on a powerful note. It suggests ways in which the audience can respond to and take advantage of what the presenters have given them. Note how the calls to action are relevant, specific and actionable – a good way to end a presentation that was informative, well structured and well-delivered by the team as a whole and by this student in particular!