Three Keys to Ensure Audience Connection when Speaking Virtually

Last year turned many people's plans upside - and more.  Speakers and educators were probably hit harder than many, as events were flipped suddenly from in person to online.

In this session, originally given for Dynamics Community as preparation for the Community Summit, Gill Walker presents 'Three Keys to Ensure Audience Connection when Speaking Virtually' in  which she shares some tips for communicating your message when your audience members becomes postage-stamp-sized and much less willing to participate.

Hit Target with (transformed) TechTalks

Have you ever given a technical talk, and at some point, realised you’d lost the audience?

Hit Target with (transformed) TechTalks - is an interactive workshop, which will explain a reliable, but simple, structure to putting together a successful speech or presentation on any technical or non-technical topic.

There are many technical experts, who have knowledge and skills that the world needs.  But they fail to put them across to the audience - typically for one of three reasons:

  • There is far too much information in the presentation
  • The presentation assumes too much prior knowledge, or uses language (jargon) with which the audience is unfamiliar
  • The presentation is lacking structure, so the audience get lost

These technical experts are denying themselves and their potential audience members, opportunities.

Watch this presentation (that Gill Walker gave at Microsoft Ignite at Sydney Internations Convention Centre, in February 2020) to learn how your technical expertise, combined with the right speaking techniques will leave your audience wanting more – and not overwhelmed or confused.


Gill Walker delivered this presentation at Microsoft Ignite in Sydney, just prior to the pandemic beginning.

If you would like Gill to help your team, with their technical presentations, please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or book a coffee chat with Gill here https://calendly.com/opsis/coffee_w_gill .  In this session, Gill will show you how to select a topic, structure your content, and add massive value in your marketplace.

During this workshop, you will learn how to put your presentation together, and you will work on your own presentation, with your audience colleagues.  You will leave this workshop knowing the structure of your presentation, and having worked on the key components of it.  As an added bonus, you will think about how to attract your audience with a sexy title - even if your topic is far from sexy!

Marketing yourself as a Speaker

Gill is an enthusiastic Toastmaster and often speaks on more general topics in Toastmasters meetings.  This presentation was given at a Speakers' Bureau Toastmasters group.

In this presentation, Gill demonstrated the key requirements that are essential to be seen as a keynote speaker.

Click to download Gill Walker's speaker bio

Why Opsis?

Opsis is all about the clarity, security, and success of your Microsoft Dynamics 365. 

Gill Walker - Dynamics 365 trainer (MCT) and CRM Success Catalyst

Hello, I'm Gill Walker, the Principal of Opsis.  My commitment is your success with Microsoft Dynamics 365.

My knowledge and experience are available to you through education, consulting, training your team, and speaking at conferences and other events.  I speak and train in person and virtually / online. 

I am a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and the President of the NSW chapter of Professional Speakers Australia (PSA).  I have been a Professional Member of PSA for several years.  I am a Microsoft Certified Professional and I hold the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales Functional Consultant Associate, the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service Functional Consultant Associate, and the Microsoft Dynamics 365 / Power Platform Solution Architect awards. I am also a ClickDimensions Certified Consultant.

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Opsis is an expert Microsoft Dynamics 365 consulting company. Our focus is your Microsoft Dynamics 365 success - not licence sales or billable hours. As Principal CRM Success Catalyst, Gill oversees all business operations, strategic planning and execution, yet she still believes in offering personal attention to each and every client, so as to understand their needs and offer tailored solutions.  We are based in Sydney, with clients in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane and across Australia.  We offer Microsoft Dynamics 365 strategy, Microsoft Dynamics 365 scoping, Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementation, Microsoft Dynamics 365 technical support, Microsoft Dynamics 365 advice and guidance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 training and mentoring for CIOs and other decision makers tasked with implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365.