EFFECTIVE VIRTUAL FACILITATION
For the past several years, I have embarked on a crusade to rid the world of ineffective and boring virtual workshops. My journey has taken me around the world - Hong Kong, Paris, London, Toronto, and New York City. And I never left my home office.
Living and Learning in the Virtual World
In the transition to virtual facilitation we assumed that the most important thing was learning the technology. The message was lost! So was our audience.
I've heard, "Just put our facilitators and their content in the virtual classroom and we're good to go. Think of the money we’ll save.” I say, “Think of all the money you'll waste on boring and ineffective workshops with bad content.”
It takes a special set of skills to be effective and engaging in the virtual environment.
It takes a slide deck customized for the virtual world.
And we need to go a bit further. If you’ve conducted virtual training, you probably started with a general introduction to the platform and how to use its bells and whistles. And that’s important. But after you learned the technology, did you have an opportunity to work with an expert on how to create a more effective virtual classroom? Did you get feedback on your first virtual session? Those are the pieces that are so often missing from virtual facilitation training … but not mine.
Contact me to learn more about my crusade and how you can take your virtual workshops to the next level.
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
"Do one thing every day that scares you."