Top Tips for Online Presenting

May 10, 2023
3 minutes
Kirsten Rourke joined Instructional Designers In Offices Drinking Coffee.

As your career progresses you will be asked to be a speaker, or deliver a presentation, more, and more. And it doesn't matter if you enjoy it or not, your thoughts and ideas will need to be communicated to others if you expect to succeed in your career. Working from home, virtual meetings and training sessions, have become the norm. Just because you can open up the Zoom app doesn't mean you're good to go. You need a plan for delivering your message in virtual rooms and spaces.

Kirsten Rourke joined us with some tips and tricks for leveling up your online presentation skills. She's been a trainer, consultant, and top presenter, for years and teaches others how to do it too. You need these skills now more than ever. Even if you think you're pretty good at presenting in the real world, that skillset and confidence may not translate effectively into the virtual world.  

Watch the replay of this wide-ranging conversation about becoming a better presenter/speaker. This is a perfect episode for professional development for employees at all levels within your organization. Book a conference room, or just share the link, with your team.  

To see all the comments from the chat, check out the full session right here.  

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About Jess Almlie

Jess Almlie has worked in learning and development roles for the entirety of her 25+ year career spanning the for-profit, non-profit, and higher education sectors. Currently, she is the owner of Learning Business Advisor Consulting, a firm dedicated to upleveling learning programs within organizations. Previously, Jess served as the Vice President for Learning Experience in the benefits division of WEX.  

Jess is an L&D thought leader and writes a regular newsletter on LinkedIn called, “L&D Must Change.” She earned a B.A. in Organizational Communication, an M.S. in Educational Leadership, and a certificate in Improving Human Performance. Jess volunteers as a National Advisor for Chapters for ATD and is a member of the Talent Development Think Tank, a community of forward-thinking talent development leaders from around the world.


Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee (affectionately known as IDIODC) is a weekly live videocast and podcast that helps instructional designers with pain points and provides best practices and industry insight.  

Every Wednesday morning at 10am ET hosts Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden guide us through an upbeat and candid conversation with their guests from the elearning and training world. The live cast session encourages peers to participate in the chat and share their own personal insight! After airing live, you can catch the learning podcast on all major streams such as Spotify, Apple and Google Play podcasts, as well as on YouTube.

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