Webinars Calendar

AUG
20
2020
9AM
PST
Stories are persuasive methods to change the thinking and behaviors of learners and workers. David Hume, the Scottish philosopher, relates stories with emotions and passions. “Emotions call for action, whereas, logic stops actions.” In webinars, there is so much focus on presenting logical content that it makes them boring and unappealing. 

Ray has taught thousands of designers, developers, and presenters the persuasive art of using stories in webinars. 

In the session, you will learn:
  • How to instantly engage your learners
  • How to convert technical, compliance, and academic content to engaging stories
  • How to engage learners using “Hyper-stories”
  • How to find short and easy to develop stories
  • How to let webinar attendees bring their own stories from their experiences
To add moments of learning and applications, complete the Pre-Webinar Activity “Create a Simple Story Exercise.” After the webinar, complete your Application Insights. Download the article “Hyper-Stories to Engage Learners in Webinars” and preview Ray’s short videos.
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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
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Aimee Lantzy
Education Content Strategist at VMware

AUG
28
2020
9AM
PST
Many webinar presenters and trainers facilitate webinars and virtual sessions with only two tracks - the boring and low-impact tracks. Successful facilitators, on the other hand, are good at balancing at least fifteen (15) different methods. These methods help achieve the full usefulness of content and high impact engagement. The matrix below is like a playing field. You would know what are the bases to cover and how to use the different tactics and methods to reach home base. 



In this session, you will learn:
  • What is the Usefulness and Engagement Matrix.
  • How to use the Matrix in facilitating webinars and virtual sessions.
  • What tactic to use to hit full usefulness of content.
  • What methods to use to hit full engagement of learners.
  • What are the 7 Key Facilitation Techniques for webinars and virtual sessions.
  • How to be versatile in using the Matrix as a guide engaging learners.

To add moments of learning and applications, complete the Pre-Webinar Activity “Usefulness and Engagement Exercise”. After the webinar, complete your Insights Exercise. Download the article “Engagement Matrix.”  

 
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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
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Jonathan Workman
Learning Systems Leader at KOCH Industries

SEP
02
2020
9AM
PST
We are all familiar with Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Cookie Monster, Sailor Moon, and Baby Yoda. Why are these characters so memorable? Furthermore, why are we, adults and children alike, love shadow shows? In learning design, the practices and principles of Design Thinking has taken roots and with it is the concept of Personas. Personas is a method in defining a learner profile with the intent of understanding the needs, goals and other behaviors that represent the learner. Designers use imagery, puppetry and cartoons to prepare personas.

The session focuses on using Personas, puppetry and cartoons as a way to help participants view the desired learning outcomes.

In the session, you will learn:
  • Why are we in love with puppets and cartoons and the ideas they represent.
  • What is Design Thinking and how to apply it in webinar design and delivery.
  • How do Personas, puppetry and learning models work?
  • How to design puppets and cartoons that mold in Personas.
  • How to use Personas to engage learners.
  • What are the simple methods of producing puppets and cartoons?
To add moments of learning and applications, complete the Pre-Webinar Activity “Creating a Persona Exercise.” After the webinar, complete your Insights Exercise. Download and own the “25 Favorite Cartoon Posters” and the article “Puppets, Personas and Design Thinking in Learning Design.” 

Watch Ray and his puppet guests perform at the Vignettes Learning Theater.


 

 
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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
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Crystal L. Fernandes-Harris
Senior Manager of Organization and Talent Development at Day Pitney LLP

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