FranklinCovey Blog | June, 2010
For the first time ever, when we say “global” we really mean “global”. I remember the first day we conducted a webinar with a group of people from Korea. The following week we held one with people from Germany. Then Australia. Then Brazil. I specifically remember when we conducted a webinar that had people joined from four continents simultaneously. It was like magic.
But now it’s almost become commonplace. Not a day goes by when webinars are not being attended by someone sitting in another part of the world. All that’s required is an internet connection.
In 2008 23.9% of the world was connected to the internet—up from 12.5% just five years earlier. This means 1.58 billion people have access to the Internet. Iceland leads the globe with 90% of their population with an internet connection. However that’s less than 300,000 people. Compare that with China who has only 22% of their population connected equaling 300 million users. (Here’s a great resource we found to see the percentage of each country’s population that have access to the web: http://tinyurl.com/countries-internet)
The world is getting wired very, very fast. You can now reach a global audience rapidly, effectively, and cost effectively. Your training efforts can be expanded to people you typically could never have reached before. Put on a global mindset and try and reach beyond your physical borders. You can now teach those distributed workers that live on nearly every corner of the globe.
Have you conducted a webinar to a someone outside your own country? What went right? What went wrong?
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