Publisher: Association for Talent Development
(December 29, 2020)
Paperback: 228 pages
Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars
Master the Production of Virtual Events and Improve Engagement
Have you ever found yourself confidently delivering content for a virtual training session, webinar, or online meeting only to have a participant drop off? Or, have you bravely launched breakout sessions but found that participants got lost on where to go? These scenarios illustrate the convergence of virtual session facilitation and production. While attention is most often paid to the facilitation of virtual sessions, significantly less is devoted to producing them. Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars rectifies this gap.
Watch this video to learn Kassy’s insights from her “Producing Virtual Training, Meetings and Webinars” book. This interview was done in collaboration with trainingpros.com.
In this book, Kassy LaBorie, go-to training expert and co-author of Interact and Engage! 50 Activities for Virtual Training, Meeting, and Webinars, guides you through the production knowledge and skills a trainer needs to master the production of virtual events while delivering engaging training, productive meetings, and captivating webinars—from how to prepare the technology and content beforehand to how to run everything smoothly. Using examples from and discussing differences among common virtual conferencing platforms such as Adobe Connect, Blackboard, Zoom, Webex, GoTo suite, and Microsoft Teams, LaBorie offers a plan of action for conquering just about any platform and troubleshooting potential problems. This book thoroughly examines typical platform features (audio, webcam, chat, screen share), advanced interaction methods (polling, breakouts, Q&A), and administration and logistics elements (logins, session scheduling, reports).
Through stories, templates, checklists, and examples, LaBorie shares about her 20-plus years of engaging participants successfully in thousands of virtual events and gets you up to speed in no time.
Free Book-Related Content
- Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars: Q&A With Kassy LaBorie
- Various pages from the book are available via the “Look Inside” feature at the Amazon.com page for Interact and Engage!
- Download a Sample Chapter from the ATD Press webpage for the book.