Webinars Calendar

OCT
30
2020
11AM
PST
Using labs
When technical and software training involve face-to-face interactions and manipulating equipment, it becomes burdensome due to the need for tactile and kinesthetic experiences. Although webinars and virtual training are digital, they provide ample opportunities to add realism and for motor skills development. They act as the “go-between experiences” between physical experience and cognitive learning process. 

Unfortunately, many designers, instructors, and trainers in technical and software subjects are stymied by the mindset that it is impossible to do technical training in webinar. There lies a tremendous amount of missed opportunities.

In this session, you will learn:
  • Where lies the reluctance to use Webinar LABs for technical and software training
  • How and where to find opportunities to use Webinar LABs
  • What is the fundamental structure and design of Webinar LABs
  • How to apply the “Go-between Experiences” models between cognitive and physical learning
  • How to apply “5 Webinar LABs Models”
Download the article on “5 Webinar LABs Models.”

During the session, get to experience the “5 Webinar LABs Models.”




 

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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
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Michael Kolodziej, Ed.D.
Founder at Lead Nerd

SEP
16
2020
11AM
PST
Happy learners in webinars
In this time of pandemic and lockdowns, we see the sudden growth of WFH (Work From Home) workers. The increased level of social isolation has led most people to loneliness and frustrations. Consequently, it affects the workers’ productivity and their quality of life. 

One of the common links between workers with other teams and leaders are their webinars and virtual sessions. However, the methods in ZOOM, WebEx, Adobe Connect and others only aggravate the “loneliness” of the learners. The presentation techniques are impersonal, stressful, time wasters, boring, and irrelevant. 
 
Adding socialization and meaningful conversations in webinars and virtual training does wonders in engaging learners and increasing their learning experiences. However, many are either unaware of this critical design and delivery skill or they just find it too difficult to implement. 
 
In this webinar, you will learn:
  • What is the “loneliness” effect in webinars and how they impact performance
  • How to conduct a survey to discover the “loneliness” traps in your sessions
  • How to deconstruct your design and enhance socialization and conversations
  • How to apply the 7 Fundamental Personalization Webinar Techniques
  • Experience actual socialization and conversation models during the webinar.
And, obtain the article on Why Virtual Trainers Need Socialization in Webinars.


 

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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
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Aimee Lantzy
Story Design Architect at Vignettes Learning

SEP
09
2020
11AM
PST
Dreaded prepost work

Oftentimes, we hear the dreaded “Learners don’t want to do pre-work for webinars.” 
 
Experience tells us that webinars and virtual presentations are often cramped and overloaded with lectures and presentations. They are packed with PowerPoint presentations. One way around this problem is to enable learners to participate in self-learning before and after the webinars and virtual sessions. However, the challenge is that the participants, designers, and presenters seemed not convinced that it works. 
 
In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What are the root causes of the dreaded “no pre/post work” mindset
  • How to investigate opportunities and challenges when learners do pre and post-webinar activities
  • How to fundamentally change your virtual learning culture
  • What are the steps in structuring a virtual session and webinar to successfully include pre and post-webinar activities
  • How to use the “6 Methods in Pre and Post-Webinar Activities”
  • Obtain the article Overcoming Pre-Work Avoidance Syndrome. 



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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
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Susie Tiggs, Ed.S.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services Lead at Texas Sensory Support Network

AUG
20
2020
9AM
PST
Stories in webinar
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
Story Design Architect at Vignettes Learning

AUG
28
2020
9AM
PST
Facilitating webinars (1)
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

NOV
06
2020
11AM
PST
Puppets in webinar
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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