We’ve all attended dry, forgettable webinars, but few people know the secrets of truly engaging audiences online.
In Webinar Master, Donald H. Taylor shares his methodology for delivering great webinars, consistently, distilled from his experience coaching hundreds of speakers since 2007.
Taylor dissects the traps awaiting inexperienced presenters, and explains why people can’t stop themselves reading, why nobody can listen well online, and why you should use images and animations carefully. He examines the impact of audience sizes, when and how to work with facilitators and hosts, and gives tips for improving your delivery, from reading poetry aloud to playing Just a Minute.
Packed with tips, checklists, technical advice, and myriad other resources, Webinar Master is a one-stop guide to producing compelling, well-structured content that keeps audiences engaged. From understanding the technology, to using your voice, to building rapport, this easy-to-read guide will teach you everything you need to know to run popular, interactive and useful webinars that will have your audience coming back for more.
Donald H Taylor is a 25 year veteran of the learning, skills and human capital industries, with experience at every level from design and delivery to chairman of the board. He has been chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) since 2010.
Donald is also the chairman of the Learning and Skills Group (LSG), an online community of over 9,000 Learning and Development professionals. Since 2007 he has hosted up to webinars a year for the LSG, usually with a single speaker and between 100 and 250 attendees. Working with speakers of every level of experience – usually novices, but including some of the world’s most experienced online speakers – he helps them build and pace their presentations, ensuring that they have everything they need to create interactive, compelling presentations that keep audiences engaged.
In his 2009 international bestseller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success, In Crushing It!, Gary explains why that’s even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier—and not just financially—than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles. The secret to their success (and Gary’s) has everything to do with their understanding of the social media platforms, and their willingness to do whatever it took to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That’s what Crushing It! teaches readers to do.
In this lively, practical, and inspiring book, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each. He offers both theoretical and tactical advice on how to become the biggest thing on old standbys like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat; podcast platforms like Spotify, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, and iTunes; and other emerging platforms such as Musical.ly. For those with more experience, Crushing It! illuminates some little-known nuances and provides innovative tips and clever tweaks proven to enhance more common tried-and-true strategies.
Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it’s not about getting rich. It’s a blueprint to living life on your own terms.
In his book, Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo's step-by-step method makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable.
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