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

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

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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by Roger Courville posted in Design, Diversions, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Design, Presentation Planning

10 tactics for better interaction when the webinar audience is “listen only”

Many webinar and webcast softwares default to participants joining in “listen only” mode, and this makes sense – controlling audio is a critical part of managing a great virtual event, and a presentation is a different communication style than a conversation (like in a meeting).


by Roger Courville posted in Content, Delivery, Design, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Design, Presentation Planning

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

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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by Roger Courville posted in Content, Delivery, Design, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Design, Storytelling

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

Start with the story, then add the facts. 


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by Roger Courville posted in Delivery, Design, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Design, Presentation Planning

Presentation skills with @GoToWebinar -- webinar series

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


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by Roger Courville posted in Content, Delivery, Design, Presentation Planning

Financial presentations: 5 twists on old questions so you’re better prepared for webinars and webcasts


by Roger Courville posted in Design, Strategy

Is there any type of training that does NOT belong in #vILT?

Yesterday a group of training practitioners gathered to talk about virtual instructor led training, and the question was posed, “What doesn’t belong in a virtual classroom?” I had the privilege of being an observer of the discussion.


by Roger Courville posted in Ask, Design, Presentation Design

How do I make presentations more visual without losing key messages?

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by Roger Courville posted in Design, Presentation Planning, Training skills

Why and how every instructional designer should include “performance notes" for virtual classroom courses

Think about how written music works. Looking at something on a piece of paper is a FAR cry from real music, right? So what do composers and arrangers do?


by Roger Courville posted in Delivery, Design, From the Attendee's perspective

6 things you can do right now to improve your virtual presentations and classes

In my last post I took a step back to ask, "What do I wish I knew waaay back then that I'd share with a webinar/virtual classroom newbie?"


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