For video engagement we spun through several lively topics with lots of great suggestions from new and returning guests to the session series.
Be sparing with your slides, as they can become a wall between you and the audience. Take breaks between slides and go to video regularly.
Direct questions to people - don't just leave hanging with a completely open "Any Questions" slide or statement. Ask people their opinion on something, or how a story resonates with them.
With remote sessions, work towards continued engagement, rather than lengthy monologues.
"Use the TED acronym - Tell, Explain, Describe."
- As a presenter, you should always default to video on.
- They get to know you, and it can be key to the connection
- You have a chance to build up your personality and individual level connection, even if the customer doesn't turn on theirs.
- You might get an indication of trust from the customer if they start to use their video if they weren't before.