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Keeping your audience engaged with OBS!

How do you present using Teams, Zoom or some other online package and still have great graphics and some special tricks to keep your audience engaged?
One answer is using a piece of software called OBS.
It is a free bit of software that can create some great effects and take your presenting to the next level. 
The bad news is that it takes a little bit of effort to set up.
The good news is that it is really quite easy to do and we have a video to show you how. 
Our Virtual Presenting Guru Warwick has created a video that shows you step by step what you need to do to take advantage of how OBS works and how you too can become a Virtual Presenting Guru.
This is a super simple way to set up OBS. We head straight to the bits you need to make OBS work for you as a trainer, speaker, facilitator or presenter.

We cover some of the considerations you need to take into account as well as some of the ways you can use it to your advantage. There is also a section showing you how to link it to your Stream Deck.

Note: One of the files referred to is a circle mask. You can download it here. https://bit.ly/circlecam


Now, enjoy watching Warwick’s video!

To help make it easier, here are the time stamps for each chapter in case you need to come back to this page and look at them again or skip ahead.

0:00 Intro
0:20 Reasons to use OBS
1:00 What we are covering
2:30 Where to get it and Install
3:25 Is your PC Powerful enough?
4:10 The Interface
6:00 Settings
12:00 Creating Scenes
13:00 Main Camera
14:00 Document Camera
16:00 Zoomed Camera
17:35 Slide Deck
19:00 Powerpoint with Camera
20:40 Circle Cam with Mask
23:20 Order of Sources/Layers
24:20 Display Capture
25:40 Image and Branding
27:45 Text on Screen
30:40 Integrating OBS with Stream Deck
33:55 Wrap Up and Resources
35:02 End

©2023 MICHELLE BOWDEN CSP is an authority on persuasive presenting in business. She’s run her Persuasive Presentation Skills Masterclass over 980 times for more than 13,000 people over the past 24 years and her name is a synonym for ‘presentation skills’ in Australia. She’s a multi-million-dollar pitch coach to her client list that reads like a who’s who of international business: banking and finance, IT, pharmaceutical, retail, telecommunications plus many more. Michelle is the creator of the Persuasion Smart Profile®, a world-first psychological assessment tool that reports on your persuasive strengths and weaknesses at work, the best-selling internationally published author of How to Present: the ultimate guide to presenting live and online (Wiley) and her new book is called How to Persuade: the skills you need to get what you want (Wiley).

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