Plan B: Phone a Friend!
It can be a lifesaver to have a colleague or friend pre-assigned as a helper when you present virtually.
Whether you teach classes, make videos, lead workshops, host networking events, or present to your business colleagues, consider asking someone to be your right-hand backup.
They can jump in should you be inadvertently delayed or run into tech issues. They can direct questions your way, keep an eye on the chatbox, or briefly takeover should you be interrupted by the doorbell or a coughing fit.
Knowing you have a Plan B person will lower your stress and improve the outcome.
Tip: if you share a common industry, you can act as their backup for their presentation.