I love learning about new ways to improve virtual presentations, and even better, when you can do it for free! Here are a few resources that I've used recently that I recommend for those who want to create virtual presentations for work, job search, or for fun.
1) Jing- This is a great resource for creating screencasts and screenshots. It's easy download and even easier to use. This will make any online tutorials that you want to give a breeze.
2) Slideshare- If you want a place to host all of your presentations and slideshows for easy access, I highly recommend using this website. Create an account, upload your presentations, share them on social media or embed them onto your website.
3) Audacity- If you want to make a podcast series, this is basically the free version of Garageband. While it's not totally intuitive at first, it's an excellent resource for uploading interviews, tutorials, instructions, etc. You can then host them to a SoundCloud account and share on social media or embed onto your website.
4) Google Hangouts- Unless you haven't read any of my previous blog posts, you may not know that I really find Google Hangouts useful for many things, but especially for virtual presentations. Host informational interviews, tutorials, or conversations. You can even broadcast a class or workshop that you're hosting by using Google Hangouts On Air. For even more ideas, take a look at Google Helpouts and Connected Classrooms.
5) Piktochart- Sometimes the best way to convey an idea is by turning information into colorful and easy to convey graphics: voila infographics! Piktochart one of the many free infographic resources available online. Its an easy-to-use tool that goes a long way and you can print out your poster or share them virtually.
What free virtual resources have you used that you've found effective? Share your ideas below!