Sep 2, 2020
COVID has moved us into the online digital world for conferences, lectures, meetings and teaching. Whether you’re using Zoom or Bluejeans, the digital platform requires a different level of professionalism over in-person classes, lectures or preaching. Phil Cooke offers tips for teaching kids and adults for best engagement and success. https://philcooke.com
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*More About This Episode* How to Zoom: Teaching Online Classes
You can be a Rockstar online! Here are Phil’s techniques to help you overcome nervousness and gain professionalism and confidence for your next online event. First of all…
-Recognize the distraction factor. Remind your students or viewers to get a notebook and take notes to help keep them engaged and focused.
-Eye contact matters. Look at the camera as you speak.
-Get in tight to frame your shot.
Don’t get stuck looking down at your notes.
Don’t get caught up in looking at the screen.
Login to your even early to make sure everything is working. Check your settings!
Download the Zoom app and practice ahead of time. Try different looks and find the environment where you feel comfortable and that best reflects on who you are as a professional.
Think “adaptation.” You don’t have to duplicate what you do in the classroom, lecture hall or church sanctuary. Adapt to the online setting.
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