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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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What does Online MBA Innovation Look Like? [St. Mary’s College Case Study]

  These can be difficult times for professionals looking to get an MBA.  There are a lot of MBA programs out there.  Some seem designed to churn out degrees and grads.  And a lot of these programs are moving online.  These factors can make it hard to know which school or program offers the best […]

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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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Build Successful Online Learning Programs that Inspire

Many learners find themselves struggling with online learning programs offered by many businesses. Why?  Too often the emphasis is only placed on skill-building rather than developing a culture of learning.  Fostering the desire to learn is what helps online learning programs reach their learners on a deeper level.  You could say these programs inspire learners […]

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