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Boulden Management Consultants

Remote-Based Training

Making Remote Presentations

Giving a presentation in an online meeting

Delivering high-impact remote presentations

Remote Course

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Brochure for Making Remote Presentations
  • Learn to master your nerves
  • Deliver your core messages clearly
  • Speak with confidence and pride


This half-day workshop is an opportunity to learn the skills of delivering a message to a remote audience. This can be challenging, because the feedback you get from the audience’s body language when delivering when ‘face to face’, is largely absent in the virtual setting. That means you have to take additional steps to build engagement and monitor the audience’s reactions.

The training covers the ‘classic presentation techniques’ of: good design, making a positive impression and use of visual aids, but also includes methods for thriving in the virtual world. The event is ‘coaching’ based and the live practice sessions quickly help to build the capability to be in control of the ‘room’ while making a lively, engaging remote presentation.

The training consists of:

  1. An E-learning Module that people do as pre-work. (This is in the form of a pdf file that takes around 20-30 minutes to complete.)
  2. A four-hour-long, live Zoom Workshop, (with a 30-minute break halfway through) where we briefly review the theory covered in the pre-work and then carry out a series of role plays and case studies.

Learning objectives

By attending this highly interactive remote course you will:

  • Understand how to make a good ‘virtual’ impression
  • Making friends with the camera
  • Connecting with people in the remote environment
  • Acquire strategies for engaging with a remote audience
  • Learn how to use visual aids effectively

Who should attend?

This course is for anyone who wants to improve their ability to make a remote presentation.

60-second presentation skills seminar

A high-level summary of what it takes to give a high-quality presentation.

  • The central goal
  • Four key principles

Exercise: assessing your current level of presentation skills

Rules of remote presenting

How to connect with a remote audience and get them involved with your talk.

  • Production values
  • Making friends with the audience
  • Rules for managing a remote presentation

Exercise: assessing your production values


Content and structure

Great presentations start with thought provoking content and a logical structure, so getting the presentation design ‘right’ is the first step in the process.

  • Goal setting
  • Knowing your audience
  • Four rules for structuring visual aids

Exercise: developing your headline

Opening and closing a remote presentation

Appreciating how to start and finish a virtual presentation session with confidence, clarity and charisma.

  • Credibility statements
  • 8-Step introduction method
  • 3-Step closing method

Exercise: practice the 8-step introduction method


Building presenter confidence

Gaining an insight as to how to develop your self-confidence when presenting.

  • Fake it to make it
  • Muscle tensing

Exercise: practising the Fake it to Make it Technique

Core remote presenting techniques

Connecting with the on-line audience and delivering your message with power and pride.

  • Eye contact in the virtual world
  • Voice control to engage with the audience
  • “Signposts” and why they matter
  • Tag Questions for engagement

Exercise: practising voice control

Presenting using visual aids

Understanding how to use slides during a virtual talk.

  • The 4 ‘classic’ keys to good slide design
  • Slide design in the context of remote presenting
  • How animation can help build engagement

Exercise: reviewing your slides

Question handling techniques

Tools for dealing with questions.

  • Keep it short and simple
  • Answering a question with a question
  • Broadening the discussion
  • Car parking

Exercise: dealing with questions


This programme is delivered in a remote format.

Where appropriate, we conduct interviews and facilitate focus groups to gather information with which to write bespoke case studies that precisely reflect the culture and work environment of the participants.


Feedback is based upon peer reviews using Boulden Assessment Checklists. Completing the Boulden Assessment Checklists is not only valuable to the people involved in a given case study, it also helps those completing them to gain an in-depth understanding of skills used by excellent Remote Managers.

Follow up Coaching Support (Practise makes perfect)

The workshop can be followed by a 3/4-month-long group coaching activity (using the Action Learning Philosophy). This involves delegates trying out the skills from the workshop in real life situations and getting support and guidance from their peers and the consultant as they do so. If this option is selected there is a Closure Workshop at the end of the coaching phase where delegates present how they have applied the techniques learned on the course into their daily work routine (using the Most Significant Change methodology).

Remote Training

All of our workshops can be delivered as Remote Training via e-learning modules plus Zoom based virtual workshops. Please see our Virtual Training page for more information.


Further information on this course is available by contacting
Boulden Management Consultants:
via our Contact form
Tel: 0844 394 8877