BYOD: Interact and Engage: Activities for Spectacular Live Online Events

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2019 - March 26, 2019

Kassy LaBorie

The Original Virtual Training Hero
Kassy LaBorie Consulting

Whether it’s an online meeting, a presentation via webinar, or live online training, engagement is the main question on everyone’s mind: Will it be worth my time to attend, or will it be an opportunity to check email instead? Online meeting technology is powerful and has made it easy to connect with people from anywhere in the world at any time, yet L&D professionals often still struggle with getting everyone to interact. Interaction is the answer to successful engagement, and using the features of the platform is the answer to interaction. However, the features alone do not engage the participants. It is what you choose to do with those features that will make the difference in your next virtual training, webinar, or meeting.

During this session, you will learn what you can do to be successful in the virtual environment and avoid having everyone ask for a recording or a copy of the slides five minutes into your next virtual event. You’ll analyze the activities demonstrated and brainstorm where the techniques could be applied to your virtual training programs. You’ll explore the specific challenges of managing the technology, and brainstorm solutions to the engagement problems you are likely to experience with your live online attendees when technical problems arise. Activities are the key to your success. Through them you’ll learn to manage the technology, get attendees to actively engage, and help presenters have a great time too!

In this session, you will learn:

  • How engaging live online meetings, webinars, and training events build virtual team engagement
  • How to determine the appropriate level of interaction to create effective live online events
  • About specific engagement techniques to apply to your own activity design
  • How to use a checklist of platform features to optimize the investment in your virtual meeting technology


Designers, managers, trainers, and presenters

Technology discussed in this session:

Adobe Connect, WebEx, Zoom, GoToTraining, and other platforms

Technology required:

Attendees must be able to join an Adobe Connect session. They can test that in advance here:


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