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Dual interview: presentation skills, pitch decks, and webinars -- catching up with Greg Rosner, CEO of PitchKitchen

February 12 2018 / by Roger Courville posted in Expert Interviews, Presentation Design, Presentation Planning, Storytelling

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What happens when two presentation experts interview each other back to back?

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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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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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How much text on a slide is too much (in a webinar)?

March 27 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in Presentation Delivery, Presentation Design

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Let’s start with some controversy -- what if we argued that this isn’t a terribly practical question?

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How to give or evaluate a @Toastmasters speech in a virtual room (webinar, webcast, or virtual class)

March 6 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in Presentation Design, Presentation Planning

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Toastmasters International is finally allowing clubs to be formed and conducted entirely online. To the best of my knowledge, though, the Competent Communication manual, their essential guide, does not have an online equivalent – until now, that is.

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Webinars as panel discussions: 10 ideas to make you look like a rockstar

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

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Hosting a panel discussion using a video or web conferencing technology (e.g., Skype for Business, GoToWebinar) isn’t hard, but it is a little different. You know how we aren’t fans of the word webinar, and this is a good example of a communication use case where the most common paradigm of what a webinar is just isn’t useful.

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