When delivering information across a wide audience that is scattered across geographical locations, business consultants, corporate decision-makers, training professionals, thought leaders and top speakers have been quick to realize the benefits of modern virtual training methods. Reduced travel time, minimal expenses, greater participation, improved communication and convenience are some of the benefits of delivering training sessions online. Here are the most popular and effective methods of delivering training, presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar vide the internet.
Webinar or Web-based seminar is the most robust method of delivering training online. It is widely used for conducting live meetings, trainings and presentations through the internet. The latest software and technology enable full participation and unlimited interaction between the speaker and the audience during webinars. Information can be given, taken and discussed during webinars.
PowerPoint Presentation Broadcast
Thanks to PowerPoint 2010, training presentations can be broadcast in real time, allowing a fair number of people to participate, regardless of their geographical location. Simply by clicking the Start Broadcast button in PowerPoint 2010, the PPT saved on the computer can be uploaded to Microsoft’s servers. Participants will be provided a link that helps them connect to Windows Live and view the training presentation from their web browser. When the presenter stops the slide show, the participants will be automatically disconnected from the broadcast.
Online Videos / eBooks
Yet another way to deliver training is through online videos and eBooks. This is the basis of eLearning technology and has been proved to be more effective than conventional methods of conference room training and learning materials. Delivering training modules through online videos and eBooks is widely popular since there is no fixed time for participation. Lack of live interaction and real-time feedback are the major disadvantages of this method though.