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Is Virtual Training Right For Me?
Ready or not, virtual training is the choice that is most widely available.
Online training, e-learning, webinars, virtual classroom, virtual seminar - all reference similar training delivery methods.
E-learning and online training are broader terms that may include pre-recorded training or self-paced online training, which are
long-established platforms, but the real growth has been in live virtual training.
What was once called the webinar has been replaced by the virtual classroom, virtual seminar or simply virtual training. The
platforms of choice are primarily Zoom, or the old standby, GoToMeeting. Virtual training has made slow strides in popularity
over the past 20 years or so, but was thrust into the spotlight when trainers realized that there was no viable option to
deliver their training for most of 2020. Necessity forced the global workforce to accept a new paradigm - the virtual classroom.
The training is interactive just as an in-person session. You can see and talk with other attendees and the trainer, either verbally
or through a chat box.
Although handshaking and mid-day lunches with the trainer or other attendees have gone, most attendees have become accustomed to the
comfort and convenience of the virtual classroom. In fact, many prefer it. Not only is it more convenient to attend, it is
more affordable having eliminated the need for attendees to travel and purchase hotel stays.
How To Overcome Objections To Virtual Training
It's understandable that some people in the workforce may be hesitant to embrace this new technology. Being constantly on
camera throughout the training class is alien to many. If you or your employees are uncomfortable with this, then we have
some tips and pointers to address these concerns.
Practice. Everyone has some family or friends that are willing to video chat with you. Use Facetime, Google Duo,
Facebook Messenger, Skype or a host of other options for video calls. You will get accustomed to seeing yourself in the
selfie camera after a while. You will be surprised how comfortable even luddites can be after a few video calls. If you
are a manager, set up a Zoom call for your next employee meeting, and make the call from home. Getting yourself and your
employees accustomed to online meetings will open the door for online training.
Prepare. If you will be attending your first online meeting or class, it is a good idea to be ready
beforehand. Install the app on your computer or phone a few days before the meeting to ensure you've worked out any problems.
With Zoom, for instance, you can test your audio, see your video and tweak it the way you like. Turn on auto-touchup, choose
a background, adjust lighting, etc. You'll see yourself the way everyone eise will, and you can prepare everything just the way
Mute and Video Pause. When you are in a meeting or training class, you always have the option to mute yourself
or pause your video. That way, if you chose to attend a meeting or training class from home, you can mute your mic when the
neighbor's dog spots the mailman. You can message the trainer or meeting host if you need to be away from your camera momentarily,
then turn off your camera and mute your mic after you excuse yourself. The meeting or training will still be going on, and if
you are close enough, you will still be able to hear the discussion.
Uncomfortable Attending From Home. If you don't like the idea of your entire class seeing into your living
room or home office, then attend from the beach, mountains or even the cosmos! Online meeting platforms have the ability to
swap out your actual background with one of your choosing. You can put a picture of the beach behind you, or simply blur
the background. To prevent the discomfort of broadcasting yourself from your room, just pick your location - problem solved.
Do you have other training besides seminars?
Yes, our database of training consists of a growing variety of delivery methods, including live teleseminars, live webinars, on-demand webinars,
virtual classroom, CD's, DVD's, on-site training (also referred to as in-house training), as well as other delivery methods.