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QUICK SHOT: Bring LIFE to Your Virtual Presentations


Here we are! Another busy week packed with streaming video meetings on Zoom, conference calls and the torrential flow of emails. Although leaning into the benefits of connective technologies has allowed my team and me to work safely and productively from our respective remote offices, I’ll admit that at times virtual communication can scramble the brain

With conversations from multiple digital channels flooding the computer at once, one’s attention can be everywhere, somewhere, and nowhere at the same time. Can you relate? 

As we continue to live in this virtual world, my industry colleagues and I find ourselves motivated to emulate the sacred space of an in-person meeting within the naturally distant world of online platforms. Especially when it comes to leading engaging conversations, presenting memorable ideas and keeping the attention of our colleagues and donors. 

To address this challenge, I’m sharing some simple steps to avoid costly communication mistakes with your donors and to upgrade your virtual presentations from boring, to engaging, to actionable

Check out this short, info-packed article from The NonProfit Times, featuring 5 common presentation mistakes and practical tips to help secure the attention of your responsive audience.  


“Fatal Donor Presentation Mistakes, Remedies” by Paul Clolery


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Michael J. Tomlinson, CEO and President

Michael Tomlinson, better known as “MT,” is the CEO and President of BDI. With more than 25 years of executive leadership in business development and media, MT’s expertise involves leading organizations like Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk and Dunham+Company in the ideation and execution of successful integrated marketing, broadcast and digital media, and fundraising strategies that fuel growth.

As BDI’s President, MT leads the strategic direction, ensuring that the agency is equipped with the talent, tools, and technologies to effectively serve clients long-term by reaching and cultivating loyal, heart-connected and generous financial donors.

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