Talking at a conference is a simple as preparing a speech, showing up and delivering it, right?
Well, yes, it can be, but everyone in your audience will have seen this a thousand times before. Unless you’re one of the best speech-givers in the universe, it’s unlikely that a conventional speech with no props or tools is going to be all that memorable.
Fortunately, in the modern world, it’s possible to make a much bigger impression by getting a little bit creative with technology. Here are our top four choices for making your presentation the best it can be.
Audience Response System (ARS)
Of course, we have to champion Audience Response Systems. Interactivity is key to people staying engaged, so why not incorporate opportunities to poll your audience or get them to vote on discussion topics. There are lots of imaginative ways in which a simple voting keypad can be used to create dialogue between you and your audience, ultimately making your presentation more relevant and interesting.
Incorporating a cutting-edge technology like Virtual Reality headsets is a great way to get people talking. Transporting the wearer into a 3D simulated environment – whether that’s in a re-designed version of the room they’re in, an exotic location elsewhere in the world or inside a video game – brings a situation to life in a way that nothing else can. Use a single volunteer and project what they’re seeing for others to witness, or invest in headsets for the whole audience to experience the virtual world together.
Video calling in by no means a new technology, but it’s often underrated. Calling in an expert from halfway across the globe is certainly going to make your conference more memorable, while joining a sister-conference in another location can be great for comparing data or creating friendly debate or competition.
Video walls involve a series of connecting screens that combine to make one, huge display. They can have great visual impact by displaying one coherent image or different images per screen. For example, using individual panels to connect with call-in participants, or designing a relevant backdrop to accompany your speech.
While there’s nothing fundamentally wrong with doing a talk without digital tools, keep in mind that you might be selling yourself short. Used in the right way, technology can make your presentation smoother, more effective and more memorable.
For more information about CLiKAPAD systems and how they could be incorporated into your presentation, contact us today. We’ve worked in many unusual circumstances and would be happy to share our experience to create a custom solution for you.