Facilitation

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Recreating the face-to-face experience in virtual training

I’ve been delivering virtual training for over a decade (yes, even before Covid), and over that time, and particularly since technology really took off around 2015, I’ve learnt a lot about how to use IT to present an engaging training course online. My top advice which I give to people trying to get to grips …

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Virtual classrooms – it’s all about the human connection!

In the last year and a half, pretty much the whole working world went virtual during the Coronavirus pandemic. Whether it was meetings or conferences, the use of Zoom, Teams and so on sky rocketed, “Zoom fatigue” became a thing and we often felt the disconnect when were previously used to so much face-to-face contact. …

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Facilitation in the virtual world – 5 key changes and what they mean for you

By anyone’s measure, 2020 was quite the year for digital learning! In early 2020, as lockdowns started, more and more of us went live online. The eLearning Guild survey in March 2020 found that 86% of respondents had at least one or more events moving to an online format. We’ve all seen the stats about …

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Facilitator guides and lesson plans – top tips!

I have a free live online facilitator guide template, or lesson plan, that you can download and use for your webinar and virtual classroom planning and delivery. In this blog post I am going to look through the history of my lesson plans over the years, to highlight the good practice and different options available …

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5 tips for maintaining your skills and confidence in webinars and virtual classrooms

For many people delivering a webinar or virtual classroom is something not done on a regular basis. Therefore it can be hard to stay confident with the tools and your own delivery skills, especially if you are a subject matter expert rather than a full-time trainer. In this blog I look at some ways you …

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