The New Normal - Virtual and Hybrid Presentations: Developing Content, Designing Slides, and Delivery Guidelines

Ear Nose Throat J. 2022 Nov;101(9_suppl):20S-28S. doi: 10.1177/01455613231158799. Epub 2023 Mar 1.


Objective: To outline best practices for virtual and hybrid presentation effectiveness.

Methods: Retrospective review of recommendations from world experts in how to develop a solid story, design slides that visually communicate, and improve delivery skills that connect with the audience. Virtual and hybrid presenting is not as strongly dependent on all the new technical and software means as supposed. Presentation basics remain critical.

Result: Best practice in presentation effectiveness will statistically decrease the incidence of and risk factors for Nodding-off Episodes per Lecture (NOELs).

Conclusion: The future of presenting is here, and it is mostly online. Mastering the presentation basics and understanding the limitations and opportunities for this new virtual/hybrid presentation space will allow presenters the reach and influence their message deserves.

Keywords: PowerPoint; delivery; hybrid; presentation; slides; speaking; story; virtual.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Communication*
  • Information Dissemination*
  • Software*