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P05 Producing Engaging Virtual Training Using Zoom

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday, October 18

Tracks: Virtual Classrooms

Many trainers and presenters find themselves delivering webinars and live online training using Zoom and though they may not mind it, they likely don’t LOVE it. Sharing presentations and software applications while seeing one another on camera is what most presenters do when they meet online using Zoom. Training then becomes more of a show-and-tell than an interactive and collaborative sharing of experiences. But Zoom can be so much more than simply getting on a webcam and presenting to an audience. Using features like annotations and breakouts and preparing one’s setup to maximize the viewing of all the panels for interaction will transform your online session into an event people will line up to be a part of! I love using Zoom to deliver live online training and webinars and I want to share my secrets to getting higher participant engagement using specific strategies and advanced features.

In this workshop we’ll spend the day doing all things Zoom so you can get the hands-on guidance, encouragement, inspiration, and practice you’ll need before going live with a real audience! You’ll also get a wealth of ideas on what’s even possible in Zoom, as most virtual classroom sessions and webinars in it don’t take advantage of all the interactive features available. We’ll begin the day touching base on the basics of Zoom, exploring all the features and settings, getting comfortable in the environment, and seeing things from both the attendee and presenter views. Then we’ll take a deeper look at virtual training techniques in this tool by joining my Zoom session while I demonstrate the activities that I use to teach live online each day in engaging and interactive ways. We’ll analyze the design and delivery strategies and examine your reactions to the engagement. The afternoon will be spent creating your own activities and presenting them back to one another in Zoom for feedback and coaching. Throughout the day we’ll be interacting, asking questions, sharing ideas, working through frustrations, all while exploring what Zoom has to offer the online training and webinar world.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Ways to set up your Zoom account and profile for maximum interaction and engagement
  • Strategies for how to use the features of Zoom to encourage active participation
  • How to analyze live online design strategies for use in your own sessions
  • How to create innovative virtual classroom and webinar activities using chat, annotating, screen sharing, breakouts, and more
  • How to use Zoom to deliver live online training and webinars in engaging ways

Technology discussed:


Prerequisite audience knowledge:

This session is open to all people interested in learning to use Zoom in a more effective and engaging way

Participant technology requirements:

A laptop with the free Zoom client for meetings installed (It can be download at https://zoom.us/download)

Kassy LaBorie

Principal Consultant

Kassy LaBorie Consulting

Kassy LaBorie is the principal consultant at Kassy LaBorie Consulting. She is a speaker, instructional designer, classroom facilitator, and author who specializes in technology, virtual teams, and online learning. She is passionate about helping organizations, learning teams, and training professionals successfully move to the virtual environment. In Kassy’s previous role at Dale Carnegie Training, she was the director of virtual training services, a consultancy that partners with organizations to help them develop successful online training strategies. Kassy is the co-author of Interact and Engage! 50+ Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars.