Making the Pitch: Selling Your Executives on Virtual Learning (Part 1)

April 19, 2016 10:00 by Dana Peters
Companies today often have thousands of employees spread across multiple office locations and facilities. Business today is global. In order to operate competitively and develop and retain top talent, more and more organizations are turning to virtu... [More]

To Script or Not to Script? That is the Question.

May 27, 2015 12:37 by Dana Peters
Last week, we had a call with a new client to discuss the concept of developing a fully scripted facilitator guide vs. a simple facilitator outline documenting the general plan for each content section with related facilitator talking points (what I ... [More]

Ditch the Bubbly: Water is What Matters.

May 19, 2015 09:23 by Dana Peters
Instructional designers and subject matter experts (SMEs) of virtual instructor-led training, this post is especially for you.I know I am preaching to the choir when I say, “time is precious.” This sentiment is magnified in the virtual tr... [More]

Does the Facilitation Team Bring Its A-Game to Your vILT Programs?

February 24, 2015 12:14 by Dana Peters
I have yet to meet a delivery team for the virtual classroom that didn’t want to knock it out of the park on every single session; you know, bring their A-game and really rock the house. Having a meticulously prepared facilitation team is anoth... [More]

The Design Difference: Considerations for the Virtual Classroom

February 17, 2015 09:40 by Dana Peters
Content is king, and when it comes to delivering engaging virtual instructor-led training - content designed specifically for the virtual environment is extremely important. If you’re familiar with our work you already know instructional design... [More]

vILT Platform Dating: How to Select a Keeper

February 11, 2015 15:29 by Dana Peters
With so many ‘fish in the sea’ so to speak, it can be difficult to navigate today’s dating world. The same is true for finding the right virtual learning platform for your organization. Choosing the right platform for your virtual i... [More]

Culture Shock…Is Your Organization Prepared to Support Virtual Learning?

February 5, 2015 08:52 by Dana Peters
In the past, I’ve talked about four components organizations need to focus on in order to implement, and maintain, a successful, virtual instructor-led training program.One of those components is taking the steps to create a culture and climate... [More]

Work the Virtual Room

July 3, 2014 08:13 by Greg Owen-Boger
This article was originally published on The Orderly Conversation blog To guard against sounding tired or uninspiring when leading a virtual session, I always recommend standing whenever possible. Being on your feet allows you to move around the roo... [More]

Conference Calls … They’re so 1995

June 24, 2014 10:23 by Rebecca Doepke
It’s Monday morning, time to lead your team’s weekly sales call. The agenda for the call is to give an update on sales, discuss what’s in the pipeline, and have the team share success stories. Everyone dials in and you’re read... [More]

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Building Bulletproof Online Training Programs

June 5, 2014 08:03 by Dana Peters
When talking with clients new to virtual instructor-led training (VILT), I am often asked: “What do we need to get absolutely right to be successful training our employees online in the live virtual classroom?” From our perspective, whe... [More]