How to Present over Video

Learn how to deliver successful video-based presentations on Zoom, Webex, and more. Practice online with feedback.



19 online lessons

Practice exercises

CPD Accredited

Digital certificate

2 hours of learning

Course Outcomes

  • Know how to design and deliver successful and memorable video presentations
  • Increase your confidence communicating online and feel more comfortable speaking in front of a virtual audience - whether it's 2 people, 20, or 200
  • Use body language, eye contact, and hand gestures to enhance your message
  • Connect, engage, and persuade your audience remotely with effective storytelling
  • Optimize your delivery with the right tech setup
  • Easily identify areas for improvement via mock video-conferencing exercises with instant feedback

As the world has adapted to remote working, the way we deliver presentations has changed too. Most people now have meetings, presentations, pitches, and events virtually through video conference calls.

Presentations over video require a unique skill set for delivery compared to in-person presentations and meetings. For example, you have to adapt to a lack of audience feedback and body language cues that you'd otherwise have from a real-life audience.

Practice what you learn

In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of presenting virtually and then practice what you learn in a realistic online video conferencing exercise.

Through online classes, you'll learn how to create and design an engaging presentation, set up the tech to look your best, use hand gestures and storytelling to enhance your message, and more.

After learning the theory, you'll have the unique opportunity to practice, improve and build your confidence in the virtual presentation exercise.

Deliver effective virtual presentations

This blended course is made up of three key parts to accelerate your learning:

Course Content

1. Welcome and overview
Introduction to the virtual presentations course, with more information about the exercises and what to expect when presenting virtually.
2. Set-up and tech
How to setup your camera, lighting and microphone to get the most out of your presentations. Testing your equipment to make sure everything works.
3. Meeting presence and confidence
The importance of eye contact and body language in a virtual presentation, as well as hand gestures, ways to use your voice, and attire.
4. Interaction with the audience
Interacting with a virtual audience can be very different to in-person. Learn how to keep your audience engaged and effectively answer questions.
5. Delivering your presentation virtually
Learn more about how to deliver your presentation and put everything you've learnt into practice with the virtual presentation exercise.
6. Practice exercise
Practice what you've learnt in the video conferencing exercise. Get feedback on your presentation and practice answering audience questions.

Example videos

Throughout this course, you'll get to watch real-life video examples of the skills being taught, including how to deliver good eye contact, avoid distractions and keep your presentation engaging.

Learn from these videos and transfer their skills to your own communication.

Practice exercises

How do the exercises work?

Practice your virtual presenting skills on a webpage that looks and feels like a video conferencing platform - no additional download required. Upload your own slides into the exercise for the most realistic practice.

While delivering your speech, your voice and delivery will be analyzed, providing instant feedback when you've finished on aspects such as hesitation words, audience perception and confidence.

You can also practice thinking on your feet and answering questions from the virtual audience throughout your presentation or when you've finished speaking. You can even load in your own custom questions for a more targeted Q&A session.

Virtual presenting exercise

Practice video presentations in the VirtualSpeech practice exercise. Answer audience questions, receive instant feedback on your performance, and watch yourself present on a video recording to identify areas for improvement.

Enable distractions while you present to really test your skills, such as mobile phones ringing and loud background noise.

Review the recorded audio and video to identify areas for improvement and track your progress with automated feedback, prompts, quizzes, and self-evaluation.

In summary:

  • Practice exercise that replicates a video conferencing platform
  • Upload your own slides to practice with
  • Receive instant feedback on your performance
  • Practice answering audience questions
  • Enable distractions to test yourself further
  • Track your progress

Impromptu practice

When you enroll on this course, you'll also receive access to an impromptu exercise. Test your impromptu abilities by speaking to random images for 30 seconds each. You'll then receive feedback on your performance.

This exercise is at the start of the course and gives you a chance to warm up for the course.

Features in the practice exercise

The exercise is full of features to give you realistic presentation practice. Here are some of the popular ones:

"VirtualSpeech helps to fully prepare you for virtual meetings and improves your communication skills in realistic exercises."

What's included in this course:
  • 2 hours of learning
  • 4 case studies
  • 2 practice exercises
  • All exercise features
  • Quizzes and assessment
  • Earn a digital course certificate
  • Flexible, self-led format
  • Access to updated content
CEU - Continuing Education Units

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD Credits / Hours: 2

Certificate No: A031339

Frequently Asked Questions

1How do I access the online classes and practice exercises?
You can access the classes through the VirtualSpeech website, on any standard web browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Safari. You can also access the exercises through the VirtualSpeech website. No additional software or download is required.
2When do I get access to the training?
When you enroll in the course, you'll get 24/7 access to the course (including tutorial videos, case studies, practice exercises, and more) through the VirtualSpeech website.
3What equipment do I need for the practice exercises?
Both the online classes and exercises run in your browser, no additional software or download is required. The exercises have been tested across multiple browsers and run smoothly on Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Edge.
4How can I pay?
We accept payment via Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal directly through the VirtualSpeech site. If you'd like to pay with an Invoice or using another payment method, please contact us.
5Can I buy this course for multiple people / my team?
Yes you can. After pressing the 'Buy Now' button on this page, select the number of users (maximum is 25). After the payment, you'll be made course admin and can add users to the course from the admin dashboard.
6Can I get a certificate when I complete this course?
Yes, when you've completed this course, we'll send you a Certificate of Achievement, which you can share in the Certifications section of your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents. Click here to learn more.
7What is the refund policy?
If the course does not meet your expectations, you can get a full refund within 7 days of purchasing the course.