Host a Virtual Workshop on OIF!

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    I would be happy to conduct a FREE Online Workshop for the benefit of the Independent Filmmaker Community.

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    Tips for Conducting a Successful Virtual Presentation.

    Preparing for the Zoom session

    If you do not have a professional Zoom account, we can set up the session for you using one of our accounts and promoting you to host for the session.  Be sure to coordinate the date and time for the session with us.  

    Begin the session by Introducing yourself (please do not extend this part and risk losing audience).  Inform the audience that the session is being recorded.  If you are providing an “open” session after turning off the recording (see bottom), let the participants know.  A brief disclaimer stating that you the content being presented is solely yours and that OIF does not endorse any person, product or service that may be represented therein.

    Lighting –  Use soft, even lighting, avoid harsh lights and shadows where possible.

    Background  (A clean, natural backdrop that will not take attention away from you. the presenter is highly suggested.   Pay attention to colors and hard lines in the background. Do not have pets/kids moving behind you as well. )

    Microphone Test – Use a quiet and isolated section of your home or office to record the session.  Make sure there are no external sounds that may interfere with the our audio quality.

    Consider participants’’ privacy concerns.
    It is best practice when recording a session for later public view to not show your guests on the recording screen, instead have yourself, the presenter show up full-screen. If you have any graphic presentations, feel free to share your computer screen by clicking on the button at the bottom of your Zoom Session Screen. Learn More about Sharing Your Screen.

    Be sure to allow people in as soon as they show up in the session.  If you are controlling when someone enters the session, please do not let them wait too long or they may drop out.

    Engage the audience and hold a Question and Answer session at the end of the presentation.

    When ending the Zoom recording, you may wish to let your participants know so if there are any sensitive questions, they may feel at ease asking at this time.

    Keep it fun, exciting and informative.

    Thank you for sharing your expertise with our film communities.