1st Edition

Virtual Presenting A Guide to Formats, Production and Authentic Delivery

By Jamie Cohen, Michael Sorrentino Copyright 2023
    232 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    232 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Responding to the widespread and continued acceleration of virtual working practices in recent years, Virtual Presenting provides a clear guide to producing, presenting, and broadcasting in a remote context.

    Unlike traditional studio production where a presenter is surrounded by a crew and cameras, the virtual presenter is often isolated or connected to a remote crew. Virtual Presenting explains how to make an authentic connection across great spaces, linked only via the Internet. Topics covered include how to build a virtual setup; how to appear on camera; how to appear confident and comfortable; and how to optimize your presentation voice. The authors demonstrate how to tell effective stories across the entire new media landscape of webcasting, webinars, livestreams, and virtual events. Finally, success stories and case studies from teachers, students, and professionals are interwoven to show how these guidelines translate into best practices.

    Virtual Presenting will be a valuable resource for students of media production and remote broadcasting as well as professionals looking to become stronger communicators and visual presenters.

    List of Figures



    1. Introduction

    2. Presentation Basics

    3. What Is Authentic Delivery?

    4. Multi-Platform Preparation and Pre-Production

    5. Virtual Events, Webinars, Livestreams and Calls

    6. Voices from the Field

    7. Conclusion

    8. Glossary

    9. References



    James (Jamie) Cohen is an Assistant Professor at CUNY Queens College teaching Media Studies. He is a digital culture expert and educator, as well as a writer, speaker, and producer. Jamie holds a PhD in Cultural and Media Studies specializing in Internet literacies and media making.

    Michael (Mike) Sorrentino is a Producer and Entrepreneur. He founded Sorrentino Media in 2016 and has grown it into an industry leader in remote video production. His early career began in producing news and he has taken many of those methods and technologies into live-streaming content for global brands.