I’ve had the opportunity to present a couple of webinars whilst we’ve been in lockdown on Business Continuity and COVID-19 and how to deal with it and how to come out in good shape at the other end.
I’ve found the experience a little different to presenting “normally” – in person.
The main difference is the ability of attendees to turn off their camera. I find this a little disconcerting (though I have been guilty of this myself in the past). It’s a little disconcerting when you see a few blank screens, are they watching? have they gone for a brew or call-of nature, have they fallen asleep, have they decided you are not worth watching and have found more entertainment on YouTube?
You never know…. Until they come back on and you get to see their faces again and you can relax.
If you attend a webinar, have some sympathy for the presenter and keep your camera on unless you are going for a brew etc.. there’s nothing more disconcerting than an empty chair….