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by Roger Courville posted in Expert Interviews, Presentation Design, Presentation Planning, Storytelling

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

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


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

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, 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 Presentation Delivery, Presentation Design

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

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


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by Roger Courville posted in Presentation Design, Presentation Planning

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

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

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

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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