510 Digital Literacy Skills for Virtual Trainers, Presenters, and Facilitators
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, March 27
The virtual environment is rapidly changing and participant expectations are high. Are you keeping up with new ways to communicate and connect with your remote audience? Are you presenting yourself as a virtual professional? For example, do you know when to turn on your webcam, and when to leave it off? And does your virtual voice convey the tone and meaning that it needs to get your point across? Are you preparing enough for your online events to avoid technical meltdowns? These important items seem subtle yet they are often overlooked, and can make or break your virtual presentations.
In this session you will learn answers to each of the above questions, and more! Specifically, you will learn five key skills of digital literacy: smooth video, quality audio, advance preparation, audience engagement, and mobile mastery. You'll learn how to communicate virtually and hear practical tips such as when to turn on the webcam and when to leave it off, and how to make your audio sound crystal clear. You'll learn what exactly to include in pre-session communication and calendar invites, how to engage a remote audience using platform tools, and presentation tips for remote users who join live events by mobile device. You'll leave with a list of ready-to-use action items that can be immediately applied to your next virtual event.
In this session, you will learn how to:
- Assess your current "digital literacy" as a virtual presenter, trainer, or facilitator
- Use virtual platform tools to engage remote audiences
- Present yourself professionally, with clear audio and video
- Create an action plan to increase your credibility in virtual events
Designers, managers, facilitators, virtual trainers
Technology discussed in this session:
Common virtual collaboration platforms, such as Skype, Adobe Connect, WebEx, GoTo, and Zoom
Cindy Huggett Consulting
Cindy Huggett, the principal consultant at Cindy Huggett Consulting, is a speaker, instructional designer, classroom facilitator, and author who specializes in technology, leadership, and learning. Cindy has published three books on virtual training: Virtual Training Tools and Templates: An Action Guide to Live Online Learning (2017), The Virtual Training Guidebook: How to Design, Deliver, and Implement Live Online Learning (2014), and Virtual Training Basics, 2nd ed. (2018). She helps organizations and training professionals move to the virtual classroom. Cindy is a past member of the ATD National Board of Directors and was one of the first to earn the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation.