I want to share my love of virtual speaking with you as well as the knowledge I have acquired from my years of expertise in this area. That’s why I wrote this book.

I have spent years perfecting the skill of virtual speech, so I can vouch to its distinctiveness and difficulty. The act of speaking into a camera may appear to be straightforward, but in order to be truly effective, it calls for a strategy that differs from that of in-person speaking and a special set of abilities.

High Demand

Virtual speaking is a skill that is already in high demand, and one that will become increasingly important in the coming years. With more and more events and meetings moving online, the need for confident and effective virtual speakers is greater than ever. Whether you are looking to advance your career, grow your business, or simply improve your virtual speaking skills, I believe that this book is a valuable resource that can help you achieve your goals.

Speaking virtually is a special and difficult art that calls for a distinct strategy from speaking in person. In this book, I address the problem of communicating with an invisible internet audience and offer practical tips and useful advice gleaned from my long experience.

I am an experienced professional speaker, a virtual host, an in-person host, a virtual event producer, a virtual production show caller, a hybrid event director, and more. I have made virtual and hybrid events my specialism, and I was proud to have successfully produced the first ever 100% virtual European Conference for Meeting Professionals International.

Advice and Insights

In Supercharge Your Virtual Speaking, I divide my advice and insights into seven chapters, covering everything from the definitions of virtual speaking to the future of the industry. I start by defining the terminology used in the book, to ensure that readers are clear about the language and terminology I use. I then explore the growing opportunities in virtual speaking and the importance of standing out as a reliable online speaker.

I also delve into the specifics of virtual speaking from a studio, and share my tips for troubleshooting the technical issues that often arise during virtual events. I also share my thoughts on pre-recorded videos and how to create them effectively. Finally, I look ahead to the future of virtual speaking and the trends that you should watch out for.

Relaxed and Conversational

I wrote the book using a relaxed and conversational style, to make it an easy and enjoyable read. Whether you read it from start to finish or dip in and out of the chapters, Supercharge Your Virtual Speaking is a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their virtual speaking skills. I recommend that you read “Definitions Defined” before diving into the rest though, to ensure that you are familiar with the terminology used

Remember that this is not a “how to speak” book. It’s a guide for people who need to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills to take advantage of the unique requirements of online presentation. Teaching public speaking skills is the subject of another book.

This book is perfect for anyone nervous about starting their own podcast, or who is wondering how to deal with the prospect of being asked to appear as a guest.

Supercharge Your Virtual Speaking is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their virtual speaking skills. With my practical insights, easy-to-follow tips, and real-world experience, I am confident that this book will help you to become a confident and effective virtual speaker. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out, I believe my book is a valuable resource that will help you succeed in the virtual speaking arena.

What people are saying

“A must read for all in the events industry today. In Paul’s practical approach, the reader is guided through a step-by-step manual on how to optimize every speaking opportunity.”

Kaaren Hamilton, Vice President, Global Sales, Sonesta International Hotels

“This book is an essential and compact resource for virtual speakers. Whether you are new to speaking, or an experienced speaker pivoting to virtual, Paul Cook will give you the confidence and know-how you need to engage and impress your audience.”

Lynn Minnaert, Professor and Head of Subject, Tourism & Languages, Edinburgh Napier University

“A concise and comprehensive book about speaking at virtual and hybrid events. Speakers will learn what’s required of them technically and how to become an engaging and reliable speaker (read bookable). Event organisers will learn what can and cannot be achieved when organising a virtual/hybrid event and more importantly how to get every gram of value out of their speakers to create the most effective event for their audiences. Save yourself a lot of heartache, frustration, disappointment, wasted time and money and read this book. Better still, apply what you learn.”

John Hotowka, Motivational Speaker


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