The biggest thing I notice with people presenting virtually is they are not looking at the audience or making eye contact with them. Why? It’s usually because they are looking at the person in the window on the screen and that is not usually making eye contact with them.
If you are not looking at the actual camera lens, you are NOT making eye contact with the people on the other side. You need to fake out your brain to think that unless I am looking at the camera lens, I am not making eye contact with my audience of 1 or many.
I place my external camera in front of my screen about eye level and I look straight into the camera when I address my audiences virtually whether I am standing or sitting. Then, I use my peripheral vision to see what is on the shared screen that is being seen by my audience.
This discussion was modified 2 months ago by Nathan Gold.