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812 Using an Event Producer to Ensure the Success of Your Online Events

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Friday, October 31

Virtual Classroom

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If you find running online sessions difficult, and you and your learners waste time setting up activities and solving technical problems, you’re not alone. Even the most experienced online presenters can struggle to manage the software and deliver a clear message at the same time. An online session producer can provide the structure and support that allow presenters to stay focused on content and keep learners engaged.

Participants in this session will discover why it is not practical for a single person to manage all the elements of a webinar. You’ll learn how working with a producer, who can manage the technology and troubleshooting, frees the presenter to focus on the content and on the learners. Join this session to find out how producers ensure successful virtual online sessions.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to handle typical virtual session disasters
  • How to identify solutions to mitigate or solve problems
  • Which problems are best solved by the presenter and which by the producer
  • About the producer role in The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums

Beginner and intermediate; participants should have experience with webinars.

Technology discussed in this session:
Adobe Connect, WebEx, GoToMeeting, and GoToWebinar.

Karen Hyder

Online Event Producer and Speaker Coach

Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting

Karen Hyder, online event producer and speaker coach at Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting, has been teaching about technology since 1991, when she delivered instructor-led software courses for Logical Operations. She was promoted to director of trainer development, helping trainers improve skills and earn certifications. In 1999 she created a course for trainers using virtual classrooms, and helped launch The eLearning Guild Online Forums in 2004. She continues to host The Guild’s Best of DemoFest, and was honored with the Guild’s Guild Master Award. Currently, Karen provides coaching and production support for a series of online courses at Hearing First, a not-for-profit that serves audiology professionals earning CEUs.

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