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

July 3 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in Design, Diversions, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Design, Presentation Planning

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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).

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

November 29 2016 / by Roger Courville posted in Content, Delivery, Design, Presentation Planning

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

August 6 2015 / by Roger Courville posted in Design, Strategy

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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.

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

April 28 2015 / by Roger Courville posted in Ask, Design, Presentation Design

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Hi Roger,

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

March 3 2015 / by Roger Courville posted in Design, Presentation Planning, Training skills

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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?

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

October 22 2014 / by Roger Courville posted in Delivery, Design, From the Attendee's perspective

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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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