Oh, the temptation. You’re already sitting in front of a computer for a virtual event, why not just write out your presentation or speech word-for-word and have it pulled up on screen? Now you can get away with ‘eye contact’ since your camera is… sort of… where you’re looking. And there’s no worrying about hand gestures, or walking and talking. This is amazing!

Hold on.

The problem is, it doesn’t matter if you’re presenting on a stage or through a computer, tablet, cellphone or Jetsons video wristwatch (wait. We’re pretty close to that being a real thing, right?).