As coronavirus forces event cancellations, organisers are turning to online meetings, webinars and webcasts to fill some of the gaps.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has closed businesses and borders around the world. As people are encouraged to self-isolate, many conferences and live events have been cancelled or postponed. Responsible event organisers who are used to carrying out risk assessments, in partnership with their clients are putting more events online – sometimes at very short notice.

As a speaker, presenter or producer, online events are very different from their live counterparts. If you are used to riffing off the energy in the room or asking questions of the audience face to face and vice versa – then all the advice about social distancing hits home when you’re recording your event alone.

Fortunately, there are many things you can do to make sure that you perform at your best and get the most out of your online event.

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