How do I produce world-class virtual training w/ Kassy LaBorie

Kassy LaBorie - Producing Virtual Training
Kassy LaBorie – Producing Virtual Training – Copyright Kassy LaBorie

Producing is not delivering

When you are running an effectively facilitated remote learning experience, you might have to look after screen-sharing, responding to comments in the chatroom, polling, breakouts, reactions, late-comers, troubleshooting and so much more!

When it comes to delivering high-value remote training, that can all be too much to handle. So is it time to work with a learning producer so you can focus on the learning experience?

This week’s guest is Kassy LaBorie, a virtual classroom master trainer, a former senior trainer at WebEx, and a past Director of Virtual Training Services at Dale Carnegie.

Kassy has written a book on the subject: Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars: Master the Technology to Engage Participants.

Today’s episode is going to shake up your existing ideas about your role in delivering remotely to your clients… and it’s going to give you some fresh ideas as well!

Listen to the episode now


Do you have to do everything?

Have you ever been in the middle of a Zoom or Teams training session when someone drops out but you don’t notice? Instead, one of your delegates says ‘Excuse me! Lucy got cut off and she’s in the waiting room can you please let her back in?’

Maybe your remote facilitation software simply freezes and crashes in the middle of an important module. Maybe people in the breakout room have a question at the same time as the other people in the another breakout room. Maybe you spend your break installing an important update. There goes lunch! :o(

If you’ve been a trainer or facilitator a while, you will at some point have experienced the technical burden and mental stress of trying to manage people, content and technology all-together at the same time!

So is it time you started working with a training producer? Tweet

I hadn’t really given much thought to the idea of involving a producer until today. Talking to Kassy LaBorie has convinced me that there are definitely times when I should consider involving a producer so I can free myself up to focus on delivering the best possible learning experience for my paying clients. What are your thoughts? Check out the episode now!

Take-aways you don’t want to miss

  • Why producing and delivering training is not the same thing
  • Why you need to think about finding a producer
  • Where to find someone who can produce your training
  • How remote training meetings and webinars are all different
  • What belongs on your checklists for remote training
  • Which workshops Kassy offers remote facilitators 
  • How to add a ton of activity to your remote clients
  • Which tools you can chose from and which to choose
  • Where most trainers and facilitators get things wrong

Some resources for you

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Kassy’s Book – Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars
KassyConsulting – Kassy’s home page with detail about her courses
LinkedIn – Connect with Kassy on LinkedIn


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