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by Roger Courville posted in Online vs. Offline, Points of Interest, Presentation Delivery

Virtual Toastmasters: What we learned from our webinar contest

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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by Roger Courville posted in gotowebinar, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Planning, presentation planning, webcast, webinar

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

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


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

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

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

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 Presentation Delivery, Presentation Design, Presentation Planning, Diversions, Design

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).


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by Roger Courville posted in Business, Observation Deck, Presentation Delivery, Strategy

Corporate evangelism: 7 reasons why webinars are the perfect tool

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

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

 


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

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, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Design, Storytelling, Design

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, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Design, Presentation Planning, Design

Presentation skills with @GoToWebinar -- webinar series

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