Be an Engaging Webinar Leader: Create and Deliver Better Virtual Presentations
Available OnDemand in the SSP OnDemand Video Content Library
From the LYRASIS Learning Library, now available as part of SSP's OnDemand Video Content Library
Does it seem your inbox is bursting with announcements for webinars? With face-to-face conferencing ground to a halt during social distancing, professional development has transitioned to an almost entirely virtual experience. Unfortunately, it’s often an underwhelming and disappointing one. Monotone speakers. Loads of bullet point slides—and presenters who just read them—or notes that are drier than dust. Effective in-person teaching and presenting skills are not automatically transferable to the virtual space as evidenced in many webinars. If you anticipate delivering more webinars and virtual presentations, you can decide to do better. That means learning to be an engaging webinar leader who offers their attendees a dynamic, memorable learning experience. Attendees will take away basic skills and practices that can lead them to design and deliver more engaging webinars. From understanding how and why webinars present special challenges to presenters, to how to start off and wrap up a webinar, to pacing and integration of activation methods, to leveraging the technology of different presentation platforms, attendees will get practical advice and tips from webinar leader Steven Bell, whose experience includes hundreds of webinars, virtual conference keynotes and online workshops.
About the Instructor:
Steven J. Bell is the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University. He writes and speaks about academic librarianship, learning technologies, library leadership, higher education, open and affordable learning, design thinking and user experience. He authored two regular columns for Library Journal Academic Newswire, "From the Bell Tower" and "Leading From the Library" from 2009 through 2019. As an adjunct instructor for the San Jose State University iSchool he teaches courses on design thinking and open education librarianship. He is co-author of the book “Academic Librarianship by Design” and editor of the book “Crucible Moments: Inspiring Library Leadership”. Bell is currently an adjunct faculty member for the San Jose State University iSchool where he teaches design thinking.
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