About This Webinar
In today’s world of remote presenting and online meetings, those who can rise above the inherent challenges will stand out and benefit their organizations and themselves. Longtime presentation expert and Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Nolan Haims will show you how to best approach remote communications from four perspective: Engagement, Design, Physicality and Technical setup. This 60-minute webinar is for anyone who wants to show up, interact and perform better online, creating more effective remote communications.

  • Restoring and improving audience engagement
  • Techniques for managing online collaboration, chat, and feedback
  • Tips for designing better presentations including the differences between in-person and online slide decks
  • How to set your own "online stage"
  • Maximizing your voice and body to restore lost communications cues
Helen Kim '16
Assistant Director, Career Advancement
Helen oversees the digital programs including the NAA Career Webinar Series along with the NAA Career Podcast, Northwestern Intersections, to provide career advancement resources for the alumni network. She is passionate about engaging alumni to share their stories of how Northwestern has impacted their lives.
Nolan Haims '96
With more than 20 years of experience in the field of visual communications, Nolan Haims helps individuals and organizations tell better stories with fewer words. He has created thousands of presentations including keynote addresses for Fortune 500 CEOs, TED Talks and multi-million dollar winning agency pitches.

As Vice President and Director of Presentation for the world’s largest PR firm, Edelman, he founded and ran a department dedicated to raising the agency’s bar on visual communication and created winning pitches worth millions.

Nolan trains organizations to think visually, speaks at national conferences, writes about visual storytelling at PresentYourStory.com, and is a co-host of the long-running Presentation Podcast. As one of only 15 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the US, he regularly consults for and advises the PowerPoint development team.

In a past life, Nolan was an award-winning magician and juggler and performed with the Moscow Circus and Vermont's Circus Smirkus before turning to theatre. He directed and wrote professionally, creating stories on stages in New York and around the country for a decade.

He holds a degree in Theatre and Dramatic Writing from Northwestern University and runs his own visual communications consultancy in Montclair, NJ.