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What does it take to run a hybrid conference?

During the second hybrid conference for the Speexx Exchange I tweeted a picture of my setup for hosting the online portion – which got a lot of attention! What does it look like to host the live online portion of a #Hybrid event? This!#SpeexxExchange pic.twitter.com/ns6ZQZa2bk — Jo Cook (@LightbulbJo) November 23, 2022 So I thought …

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Warning: hybrid events don’t work without virtual skills

There are more and more hybrid events being run by companies for meeting, working and learning. It’s great to bring people together no matter where they live or work, but the challenge is to make sure that everyone has a positive experience and no one feels left out. As with anything new, you don’t know …

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Don’t waste your live online session – interact with your audience

I’m attending, and have been attending, lots of live online virtual conferences and seminars this year, as so many others have. What I’m finding especially frustrating today is that so many speakers aren’t adapting to what live online sessions offer. I’m in sessions where it’s just listening to people, there’s an empty, lonely chat window …

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Pedagogy and androgogy – what are they and are they any good?

As part of the Modern Learning Leader Programme, Stella Collins delivered a webinar on Adult Learning Theories. Stella opened with “androgogy vs pedagogy” asking why do they have to be “versus rather than and” and what the differences are. I stated in the webinar chat: I like pedagogy as there are so many different psychology and research …

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“65 percent of people are visual learners” is lazy journalism

Research and statistics to give credibility to your work is excellent practice. But not when it’s poorly researched and based on… well not much! New intro This blog post DEBUNKS the statistic about 65% of people being visual learners. In other words, this isn’t true. Reason for the updated intro? Because people are linking to …

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