This article outlines how to manage presenter controls within a Bevy Virtual or Bevy Virtual Conference event.
All members of the Chapter Team automatically join the conference as a host with presenter controls. Alternatively, hosts can promote other attendees to a presenter role within the event experience.
Speakers can turn on microphone, camera, and screen share.
- You may have to separately allow your browser to access your microphone and camera if prompted.
- Your name and picture will appear for attendees for the duration of your presenter mode.
- Your camera and microphone will be turned off by default, and you can toggle them on/off as needed.
- You can DM a host to request presenter mode to be enabled.
Enable presenter mode for yourself
Presenter mode allows access audio/video and screen share controls. you will be prompted to enable presenter mode when provided by the host.
- Your browser may first ask you to allow the permissions. Click Allow.
- Click enable.
- You will now see your audio, video, and screen share controls that you can toggle on/off.
- When the mic and/or video icons are red, your mic and/or video is turned off, and participants will not be able to hear and/or see you.
- When these icons are grey, they have been turned on, allowing the participants to hear and/or see you.
- When you are done presenting, use the drop down arrow next to your name in the Attendees tab to turn your presenter mode off. This will turn off your audio and video, and remove you from the grid.
Leave the event
When you are done with your session, simply click the Leave button with the phone icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Best practices for speakers
- Use a Chrome browser, and make sure it's up to date.
- Invest in lighting. Even a small ring light can do wonders ($15-20).
- Wear solid colors. A busy pattern can be distracting on screen.
- Ensure that you have a designated chat moderator prior to your session.
- Ensure moderators know your preference for handling audience questions—do you want to be interrupted with questions or do you want to answer them at the end?
- If you’re using the Q&A feature, coordinate with your moderator/host as to when you will open it—and be sure to announce it to your audience during the session to promote utilization. Best practice is to open the Q&A after introductions.
During your session
- You can join a session event 15 minutes early. Even if you've done it before, always test your audio and video before you join an event. Learn more in Troubleshooting steps for presenters.
- Keep slides or on-screen notes directly below your camera so that your eyes look into or near the lens. Looking into the camera helps establish a one-on-one connection with the audience.
- Slow down. The pacing of voice reception is different than in person, so intentionally pause between sentences.
- Use hand gestures. Hands work as trust indicators! Our brain gives more weight to nonverbal communication, so keep hand gestures raised above the table and visible for the audience.
- If you're using pre-recorded content, chat is critical to keeping your attendees engaged. Using the Q&A and pin chat features helps to facilitate conversation. See more chat tips.