E-SIG: Behind the Screens: Secrets to Successful Synchronous Online Events

  • June 05, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Adobe Connect: Virtual Meeting Room


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Behind the Screens: 

Secrets to Successful Synchronous Online Events

June 5, 2015

12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern

Just about anyone with a computer, an Internet connection, and a headset can produce and lead a virtual class, webinar, or other synchronous online event. Solid instructional design and good presentation skills will certainly help make these events effective, enjoyable, and successful, but challenges almost inevitably arise: Several of your participants can’t log in, no one responds to your carefully designed polls, your Internet connection drops just as you’re about to start the event, or that video … just … won’t … play.

Karen has over 15 years of experience designing and producing successful synchronous online events. Karen is part of the team that has been producing The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums, she leads several Guild Academy courses on online-event design and production, and has worked through many nail-biting webinar crises. Karen will talk about what happened in these real-life challenges, what was going on behind the scenes, how her team solved the issues and adjusted their preparation plan to mitigate problems in future webinars.  Karen will also share her tips for how operating from a place a paranoia can help prepare you to meet webinar disasters with grace.


Anyone involved with designing, producing, or leading synchronous online events, regardless of experience level.

Karen Hyder


Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting

Karen Hyder has been teaching trainer-training programs for virtual classes and coaching online presenters since 1999. She has produced hundreds of online sessions, including for The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums, Thought Leaders Webinars, and Best of… Webinars. Karen uses the trainer competencies of CompTIA’s Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) to help technical trainers and subject-matter experts prepare for online sessions, master online presentation skills, and engage learners throughout sessions. She frequently speaks at industry events on using virtual classroom tools to support learning. Karen co-authored The eLearning Guild’s Handbook on Synchronous eLearning, and authored Up and Running with WebEx Training Center for lynda.com.

You can find more information about Karen here: http://www.karenhyder.com/about/

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