Pictured: Carmen Taran, Co-Founder of Rexi Media.
When you present to a physical audience, it’s relatively “hard” for your audience to abandon you. Someone sitting in the middle of a row doesn’t want to ask half of that row to stand up – and, draw attention to whole scene. Surfing on your smartphone looks rude, even though lots of attendees do it today (in the form of tweets).
Consider an online audience. It’s a scary thought for presenters: your audience’s attention is only one click away.