The Presence Summit, a new virtual conference taking place on July 15, will focus on teaching attendees “how to orchestrate and create transformative experiences that engage, influence and connect with their audiences,” according to the event announcement this week.
“With highly creative yet achievable video communications strategies, the full-day conference will couple inspiring keynotes and interactive breakout sessions with industry experts and leaders from companies including Zoom,” the announcement says.
Attendees can follow the free live stream track or the paid professional development track with presenter-led sessions and breakouts. The Presence Summit will also feature entertainment and presentations throughout the day.
With interactive exercises and group Zoom rooms, Presence Summit attendees will “learn how to present themselves more effectively on video and how to garner more engagement from their audience while gaining the tools and strategies to be better on-camera communicators, whether as event hosts, moderators or meeting participants,” the event announcement says.
Inside the Presence Summit
Presence Summit attendees will hear from live-streaming experts, professional podcasters and executives from Zoom.
Joseph Pine, author of “The Experience Economy” will kick of the event with a keynote designed to help attendees transform customer experiences through the professional use of video communications.
Fatima Doman, author of “Authentic Resilience,” will speak on driving personal engagement, productivity, resilience, and well-being, through sustainable high-performance actions both at work and in life.
Author, Paul Richards, and host of the popular live streaming show, StreamGeeks, will talk podcasting and provide the digital version of his new book, “The Online Meeting Survival Guide,” free for event attendees.
The topics will cover a range of skills, including recognizing subtle, non-verbal communication cues; utilizing personal strengths for greater collaboration; creating powerful presentations; increasing both size and engagement of community members; and more.
Group exercises “will help attendees better understand their unique communication styles and learn how they can engage those with opposing styles,” the announcement says. Participants should be able to take the skills they learn back to their teams for better company-wide video communication experiences.
The Presence Summit halftime show has filmmaker and the Urbanist founder Ariel Viera guiding a tour through the streets of NYC on a live Zoom excursion. Artist G. Love (Garrett Dutton) is also creating an interactive Zoom performance for the Presence Summit finale.
The Presence Summit live stream is free, but those interested in the professional development track with access to Zoom breakout sessions can purchase tickets here.