A few days ago, I attended an online business training session (name withheld for privacy purposes). It was the typical sign-up-and-wait experience where I registered, got approved, and on the day of, watched patiently as the presenter flashed through slides.
I sat back and watched. As the trainer spoke, I hand-wrote my questions and comments, occasionally sending a chat message at the moderator who would hopefully find it and answer it at the end. Sure enough – they took some questions, but not mine. And then we were out of time. I followed up with an email and waited some more. Sound familiar?
While there are distinctive features and differences between presentations, workshops, virtual meetings, and training sessions, each of them can benefit from a simple tool like join.me. Taking questions in real-time around key takeaways provides an opportunity to engage the audience. Passing control of the screen during presentation of charts and visuals help trainers better understand the audience mindset and take the presentation to next level. Both techniques create a deeper understanding of the message. So why wait?
Delivering effective training online takes the right tool and a feedback loop. What are your online training tools for engaging your audience and training in the simplest possible way?