Summary of Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars

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Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars book summary

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Virtual presentation master Kassy LaBorie provides a step-by-step guide for producers in online meeting environments. She teaches the difference between “Revealers and Builders” platforms, how to troubleshoot technical issues during a session, and even about online etiquette. You will understand why a good design engages participants, how to prepare them in advance with detailed instructions, and how hosts and producers can help each other. LaBorie includes many checklists to keep you organized and on track.

About the Author

Former director of Virtual Training Services at Dale Carnegie Training Kassy LaBorie is the founder and principal consultant at Kassy LaBorie Consulting.

Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed problems with engagement in virtual presentations.

Virtual presentations spiked in 2020, as people worldwide stayed home during the coronavirus pandemic. Virtual presentations helped people carry on their professional lives, but exposed a problem: poor engagement. Sometimes the problem lay with the presenter and content, but key issues also developed around the web conferencing software. Frustration with glitches and delays, and participants’ inability to use interactive features kept people from getting the most out of the experience.

 There are three virtual presentation types: 

  • Online training sessions – This category includes multiple facilitators and several attendees, who view presentations in the same moment and collaborate in breakout groups.
  • Digital meetings – These presentations are a step up from traditional conference calls, during which people gather to view presentations, strategize and build projects.
  • Webinars – These online presentations are mostly one-directional, featuring one or more presenters and a...

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