Course Description

If you're a professional who presents to or teaches remote audiences over a live video meeting tool like Zoom or GoToMeeting, this course is for you.

Nothing kills a presenter's credibility, frustrates attendees, and buries the message faster than a presenter who is hard to see, hard to hear, or who is struggling with the basic technology.

This course will help you avoid all of those issues. If you implement the practical guidance in this course, your content and presentation skills will be able to shine through the screen and impact everyone in your virtual meeting.

You'll learn these solid basics:

  • lighting
  • camera position
  • microphone type and placement
  • backgrounds
  • Internet connection

This course includes about 2 hours of materials, and then you'll be prepared to schedule your assessment to get the Certified Virtual Presenter -- or CVP -- badge. The badge lets attendees, employers and potential clients know that they won't have to worry about bad lighting, audio, or technical problems for you. The link to schedule your assessment is displayed at the end of the course.

CSP, CPAE

Mark Sanborn

Mark Sanborn is the president of Sanborn & Associates, an idea lab for leadership development. As a leadership strategist he has authored 8 books, including the international bestsellers, The Fred Factor and You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader. His ideas are taught by Crestcom International in 90 countries and is ranked by GlobalGurus.org as the #5 leadership speaker in the world. Mark is the Leadership Expert in Residence at High Point University, the premier life skills university. His client list of 2600 includes St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Whirlpool, American Express, and Costco. He is the veteran of many digital presentations globally.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Ready to earn your Certified Virtual Presenter badge? You will be!

    • Course introduction

    • Why get certified as a virtual presenter?

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Lighting

    • 1.2) What a difference lighting makes!

    • 1.3) Two-point lighting

    • 1.4) Working with what's built in to your room

    • 1.6) Do I need multiple cameras?

    • Test Your Learning

  • 3

    Audio

    • 2.1) What a difference good sound makes

    • 2.2) What kind of microphone works best?

    • 2.3) Wireless or wired microphone?

    • 2.4) Computer settings for audio

    • 2.5) Avoiding audio echo and room echo

    • Test your learning on module 2 "audio"

  • 4

    Composition

    • 3.1) What is "composition" and why does it matter?

    • 3.2) Camera height

    • 3.3) Camera: built-in vs. movable

    • 3.4) Size and centering

    • Test your learning on Module 3 "Composition"

  • 5

    Background

    • 4.1) Backgrounds are best when they are invisible

    • 4.2) Product Placement in your background

    • 4.3) Using a virtual background

    • 4.4) Things to avoid in your background

    • Test your learning on Module 4 "Background"

  • 6

    Internet Connection

    • 5.1) Your Internet Connection

    • 5.2) How to measure your Internet speed

    • 5.3) How fast is fast enough?

    • 5.4) Wired or wireless to your broadcast computer

    • 5.5) What's your backup plan?

    • Test your learning on Module 5 "Internet Connection"

  • 7

    Next steps

    • You're ready to be certified!

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The cost of this course includes your assessment for the Certified Virtual Presenter badge.