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Virtual Toastmasters: What we learned from our webinar contest

April 27 2018 / by Roger Courville posted in Online vs. Offline, Points of Interest, Presentation Delivery

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Today’s post is brought to by David Carr, founder of a groundbreaking Toastmasters group that is entirely virtual. As you might imagine, this meant rethinking what a speech contest looks like. The process was well-thought out, hiccups were minor, and I thought there was something to be learned from the David's club's experience. Please join me in thanking David for sharing here.

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Webinar computer crash in front of 1000 people -- now what?

March 7 2018 / by Roger Courville posted in gotowebinar, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Planning, presentation planning, webcast, webinar

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You’re in front of 1000 people doing a live demo. Your computer takes the proverbial dump. Now what?

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Webinars + Microsoft Surface Hub: observations from the owner team at EventBuilder

November 8 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in EventBuilder Gateway for Skype, From the Attendee's perspective, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Design, Presentation Planning

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When part of your audience is in-person, and part of them are remote, how do you engage everyone? And what if one of the devices involved is Microsoft’s Surface Hub?

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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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Corporate evangelism: 7 reasons why webinars are the perfect tool

June 15 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in Business, Observation Deck, Presentation Delivery, Strategy

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Webinars – live, real-time, do-it-without-a-net webinars – are hands down the best medium for any corporate evangelism program. Let’s get right to it.

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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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