Course Highlights

This virtual training skills course will:

  • Offer concrete suggestions for looking and sounding confident online.
  • Suggest several engagement strategies.
  • Discuss the pluses and minuses of various delivery platforms.
  • Explain best practices for creating strong visuals.
  • Provide strategies for reducing nervousness.

Course Overview

Delivering training virtually offers a host of benefits, and with those benefits come challenges specific to the virtual environment. This workshop explores the ins and outs of virtual delivery. Participants will learn best practices for creating engagement and feeling confident online. We will also discuss best practices for creating strong slides, ideas for reducing nervousness, and strategies for addressing common online challenges: limited participation, technology issues, and time management.

Program Objectives

At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Leverage four conventions to engage learners and increase retention.
  • Outline best practices for getting engagement at the beginning of any training program.
  • Use planned and on-the-fly engagements.
  • Capitalize on variety, and avoid “same, same, same.”
  • Describe ten activities trainers can use instead of lecture.
  • See a program’s DNA and adjust early in the design process.
  • Use lighting and cameras appropriately.
  • Dress in a way that complements the session.
  • Employ strategies to reduce nervousness and uncertainty in the online classroom.

Program Modules

  • The Challenge and Opportunities Virtual Delivery Presents: Good, Bad, and Ugly
  • Platform Power: Knowing What Various Delivery Systems Can Do
  • The Right Rhythm: The Power of Pattern Interrupts
  • Slide Matters: Best Practice for Creating Visuals
  • Delivery Tips: Looking Good and Feeling Comfortable Online
  • Action Plans: Moving Learning Forward

At the end of this session, participants should know how to deliver stronger and more interactive online training programs.