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The Future of Training & Development: Live Online Training

The Revolution in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on our doorstep. Some say it will disrupt society in ways we can hardly imagine. It’s been viewed as a threat to jobs from burger flippers to brain surgeons. So…should we start panicking today…or tomorrow?   While AI will certainly change the way we work, much of the […]

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Liven up Online Training with On Demand Adobe Connect Recordings

Ever endured an online training that was little more than an hour long video capture of an online meeting? Talk about a boring experience!   Nobody wants to just sit around for an hour watching an on-demand recording. Learners of all types want to interact! They want to feel involved and engaged, a part of […]

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Overcoming the #1 Hurdle of Virtual Presence

When was the last time you joined an online meeting? Learned a new skill during a live virtual training? Attended a thought leadership webinar? For many people, they’ve done one of those in the past week.   The modern business world operates simultaneously in face-to-face and virtual spaces. Yet, many people are uncomfortable in the virtual […]

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A Better Way to Host Large Adobe Connect Events

I once wrote about the uneasiness (fear) I felt producing my first large Adobe Connect event. It was a marketing webinar we were hosting, and my stomach was tied up like a series of messy knots.   Knowing what I know now, I never want anyone else to feel overwhelmed when producing an Adobe Connect event. […]

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Business Owners: Get More out of Your Conferencing Platforms

Business owners face numerous obstacles.  There are no two ways about it.   Whether it’s scarcity of funds and resources, expanding your workforce, staving off competition, or growing your customer base, business owners have significant challenges to overcome.  And if 2018 is like any other year, things won’t necessarily get easier.   The best way […]

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Turn Your Adobe Connect Room into a cMOOC

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become popular in the last decade.  In 2012, when MOOCs appeared broadly, only 1.2 million students participated in these online courses.   By the end of 2016, 58 million students participated in 6,850 courses through 700+ universities (and other organizations).  Like I said, popular.  Immensely popular.     So, what exactly are MOOCs?  […]

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Differences between an Online Training & an Educational Webinar

  There’s an old idiom you don’t hear much anymore: “An embarrassment of riches.”  When you have a lot of options to choose from and struggle to know where to start, you suffer from the embarrassment of riches.  That’s what it feels like with online training these days. There’s on-demand, self-paced, or mLearning.  Or it […]

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Enjoy Behind the Scenes Editing in Adobe Connect Rooms

Have you ever been in the middle of an online training or virtual class, only to remember you forgot to place a polling question? Or perhaps you’ve hosted a webinar and realized in the middle of the presentation that you didn’t upload the eBook you were going to give your participants as a takeaway!   Ugh, […]

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Why You Should Avoid Idioms in a Global Virtual Classroom

Idioms and slang – they’re part of our everyday expressions and life. “Laid an egg.”  “Going postal.”  “Cut to the chase.”  All common phrases Americans use every day.  Each is understood within our borders, and all capture some part of the American perspective and heritage.   But what happens when they’re introduced into the contexts […]

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Overcoming Bandwidth Issues during Web Conferences

Have you ever attended a web conference (online meeting, virtual training, webinar, etc.) where the leading speaker’s webcam feed was glitchy and the audio was coming in choppy? “There…when we consider our debt…….. However…….a new business vision……we can only hope……….. Great!  Any questions?”   Uh…. maybe…   These annoyances often tie back to bandwidth issues.  You […]

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