FranklinCovey Blog | Eons
Attention fellow facilitators – it’s a whole new world out there and this blog is to let you know that, with passion and sweat equity, you too can become an effective facilitator in this new, important way to deliver training.
Vanity is one of my core values and with that comes an aversion to alluding to my age. Suffice it to say that I have been conducting live, classroom training for a really long time. (Okay, Okay! I have been in the people development biz since 1985!) So, what happened when this Baby Boomer (close to Gen Xer, though!) was given the opportunity/privilege to develop and deliver training via FranklinCovey’s brand of LiveClicks Webinars? (Resolving Generational Conflict)
I wasn’t sure if I was the right person to be doing these. After all, I am used to face-to-face interaction with participants in workshops. I found learning the technology intimidating and a little frustrating. I ran scared for awhile then relied on what I know to be true for me, something I learned eons ago: Perfect Practice Makes Perfect. I practiced like crazy in my office, online for hours, (with only Sparky the dog as my audience), going through the layouts and getting the presentation just so. I attended many other Webinars to determine what made them effective; I made sure that my technical systems were running perfectly. By doing these things, my energy during the session was focused on the participants’ verbal responses and chat offerings. › Continue reading