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What makes web seminars underwhelming

September 12 2018 / by Roger Courville posted in Business, Delivery, Presentation Planning, presentation planning, Strategy

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You won't have to have attended many web seminars to find one, if not most, are the equivalent of boring online slideshows.  This isn't the fault of the medium...it's the fault of people.

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Getting creative: 3 webinar engagement ideas from a pro sports game

June 15 2018 / by Roger Courville posted in Delivery, Online vs. Offline, Presentation Planning

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Raffle tickets. “Kissing Cam.” Just what, exactly, might we infer about webinars from a ballgame?

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How can non-profits create more value with webinar panel discussions? Interview with Sheba McCants, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

March 20 2018 / by Roger Courville posted in Case Studies, Content, Delivery, Expert Interviews, gotowebinar, NCADV, Online vs. Offline, panel discussions, Strategy, Tools and Tips, webinars

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Sheba McCants is the Outreach Programs Manager at National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ncadv.org). Among the many things she juggles, she has recently taken their monthly webinars to the next level by implementing panel discussions.

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Is there a shift coming in GoToWebinar’s value equation?

August 24 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in Content, Delivery, gotowebinar, Industry, Observation Deck

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As markets mature, differentiation is increasingly found in the smaller details…and those smaller details often have an impact of significant proportion.

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6 ways to make a webinar or webcast more like a virtual class

August 15 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in Delivery, Design, engagement, gotowebinar, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Design, Training skills, virtual class, webcast, webinar

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There’s a time and a place for lecture or broadcast for communicating information, but we also know that they can be lower-efficacy means of adult learning. So what do you do when you are very much concerned for the learning outcomes of your audience?

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Webcams in webinars, webcasts, and virtual classes: arguments for, against, and how to think about ‘em

May 9 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in Delivery, From the Attendee's perspective, Observation Deck, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Planning

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10 attention tactics applied to webinars, webcasts, and virtual classes

April 20 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in Content, Delivery, Design, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Design, Presentation Planning

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The science of studying multitasking is young, and as researcher Eyal Ophir points out, it’s a zero-sum game of task switching.

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Seven rules for becoming the killer storyteller in webinars, webcasts, and virtual classes

April 18 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in Content, Delivery, Design, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Design, Storytelling

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Start with the story, then add the facts. 

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Presentation skills with @GoToWebinar -- webinar series

April 13 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in Delivery, Design, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Design, Presentation Planning

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If you’re a fan of GoToWebinar, you’re in luck!

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Q&A with @RogerCourville by Toastmasters District 47 and @DavidFCarr

February 8 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in Ask, Business, Delivery, Online vs. Offline, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Planning

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Recently I (Roger Courville) did a short presentation plus extended interview for the gracious Toastmasters District 47. My host, David Carr, was the consummate journalist and moderator who provided me with the following questions in advance. I share so you can see how we think here at EventBuilder.

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