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Sound Your Best in Virtual Trainings

By Susan Berkley / December 2009

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  • Fri, 15 Jan 2010
    Post by Katrina

    Your voice is vital to communication especially if you are using audio or video in your online courses. Your voice creates the tone of the course and helps the student/s either engage or not engage. It is the responsibility of the instructor to give students their very best!

    Katrina DigitlChalk http://www.digitalchalk.com/

  • Mon, 11 Jan 2010
    Post by Online Elearning Softwares

    Virtual Training is a part of learning online.Sound your best in Virtual training sessions because that is the impact you show your listener. Live sessions of virtual training are optimal only when one sounds his/her best. This is all encompassing the best e learning tools online in the fast changing surrounding of global competence and quality e-learning solution has gone high on the strategic list of the thinking corporate. We transform ideas and information into innovation, action, flexible delivery and rapid deployment and provide all the features you need to create professional and high quality e-learning software. Thanks Online E-learning Software & Script

  • Tue, 05 Jan 2010
    Post by Bruce

    Hearty "AMEN" to Kirk Berry's last sentence! NEVER EVER sound like you are reading - especially important if you are highlighting items in a list. Also avoid too much overmodulated 60's style Top 40 Hit Radio DJ voice. I can do that, and sometimes will as a joke, but extreme is too -- well -- extreme and it annoys listeners. Keep in mind though that voice modulation (tone-pace-volume) is critical and use those three key elements as your tool to maintain listeners' interest. Change all three in appropriate ways. The sub-conscious mind pays great attention to change and transitions, and when the sub-conscious mind notices, the conscious mind is engaged.

  • Tue, 05 Jan 2010
    Post by Susan Berkley

    Kirk

    Yes, the ability to work with a script is extremely helpful for webinars. Here are some of my favorite tips so you dont sound like you are reading: 1. Reduce your script to bullet points so you are not tempted to read it verbatim. Yuo'll sound more naturally filling in the details and you'll stay on point and feel more confident 2. Visualize that you are speaking to one person and one person only rather than to a group Hold a clear image of that person in your mind's eye 3. Use lots of body language...hand gestures and facial expressions to sound more animated

    Good luck!

    Susan Berkley

  • Fri, 01 Jan 2010
    Post by Kirk Berry

    I give as many as 10 webinars a month. When I first started, I would try to emulate what I would do in person which included a lot of "winging" it. After recording a few webinars and listening to them, I realized that I needed a lot more focus and attention to the voice. I found that having a "script" really helps in webinars. It helps you stay on track, and you can practice your voice. However, it is imperative that you don't sound like you are reading from a script.