Webinars have revolutionized training. They
have become a "go-to” and “do-it-all” presentation tool
for presenters, trainers, SMEs, teams, leaders and managers.
The challenge is that while webinars open
up a new style of learning, most online sessions are simply
extensions of boring slideshow presentations, devoid of meaningful
context. These disguised data dumps are forced upon the learners
and audiences. Consequently, participants multitask and pay
minimal attention. These online events simply become an unproductive
use of learners' time.
Now, with "Masterful Virtual Trainer Online Workshop" you’ll learn simple methods to convert your
training and presentations into proven and tested Interactive
Approaches. You’ll discover how to use Interactive Stories
based on real-life events to add meaning, engagement and immediate
usefulness to content. Your learners stay focused and involved.
They learn and remember your ideas better. Your webinars will
become exciting and refreshing.
Session 1 - Designing Engaging Webinars
- Aiming for the high-impact moments in training technical,
software, compliance and other topics
- Melding technical knowledge with episodic experiences
- Creating memorable small bites and chunks of ideas that
- Finding the right interactive story: incidents, trouble-shooting,
problem-solving, cases, workarounds, etc.
- Adding the story types: metaphor, humor, analogy, simile,
- Making presentations come alive with characters and visualization
- Achieving a total make-over of long, boring, tiring, and
tedious PowerPoint presentations
Session 2 - Facilitating Highly Interactive
- Hosting an engaging virtual cocktail party
- Adding your presence despite the virtual environment
- Designing questions that provoke discussions and exchange
- Setting up high-speed conversations
- Letting learners lead the conversations without their
- Adding challenge, excitement and discoveries through stories
- Employing easy, fast and riveting story-based exercises
- Delivering a no-lecture webinar
Session 3 - Extending the Power of Webinars
- Strategic usage of the different types of content: before,
during and after webinars (examples: what is covered in
each, peak points, application points)
- Raising the anticipation of learners before the webinars
with a provocative story and experience sharing
- Sustaining learners' interest in recordings and post references
- Gauging learning and experience impact from your webinars
- Creating viral stories to generate pre/post webinar conversations
- Building a “story-sharing community”
- Awarding participants with certificates and badges
The workshop is intended for trainers, virtual presenters,
coaches, leaders, managers and anyone determined to improve
their skills in delivering and presenting webinars.
- Story Streams and Workshop Website: Before
the Workshop Dates
One week before the workshop, participants will experience
a Pre-Webinar Interactive Process. Daily provocative interactive
stories will be sent to you as initial preparation for
the workshop. Only participants will have access to an
exclusive and secure website for demos, snippets, examples,
references and handouts.
- Learn, Interact and Apply: During the
The workshop has three sessions. Each session is divided
a. Part 1 - 2 hours - interactive presentations by the facilitator
b. Part 2 - 1 hour - self-driven exercises and applications
- 3. Six Months’ Access to Reference Website:
After the Workshop dates
For six months after the workshop, participants will have
access to the resources, references, recordings, links, demos
- 10 Webinar Design Models: technical, software, compliance,
people skills, etc. webinar designs
- Step-by-step guide for converting technical, compliance
and complex content into webinar design.
- 15 Best Webinar Snippets - short recordings of great virtual
presentations by leading webinar presenters (sample snippets)
- Pocket-size eBook on "Story-Based Webinars"
- Certificate of completion
First-time webinar participants and those who desire to be
better prepared to actively participate in the workshop, will
be requested to attend a one-hour participant preparatory
session. This will be a few days before the workshop.
This session is not about learning how to use the virtual
tools. The workshop is about design and delivery. The sessions
will use Blackboard Collaboration. However, all ideas in the
sessions are applicable using other leading virtual tools.
For interested participants outside of the US with inquiry regarding time differences, please let us know so we can assist you further. Thank you.
Dates and Times:
MAY 2018 WORKSHOP
Prep Session Date: May 16, 2018 - 8:30 am Pacific / 11:30 am Eastern
The prep session is optional and only for those who needs familiarization with Adobe Connect Webinar tool.
Registrations are still accepted until the day before the main sessions.
Main Session Dates:
May 22, 25 and 30, 2018 - Virtual Sessions
May 31, 2018 – Fallback *
8:30 am - 11:30 am - Pacific
10:30 am - 1:30 pm - Central
11:30 am - 2:30 pm - Eastern
(*Fallback date is a date in case previous sessions get moved due to technical factors.)
One participant - $750.00
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10% Early Bird Discount
(for registration not later than 15 days before the workshop)
10% for second participant from the same company.
5% Government Discount
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Group discount for several participants.
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When I signed up for Vignettes for Learning "Story-Based
Webinars Workshop" Course I'd had no exposure to building
eLearning programs; I'd been a classroom instructor and training
designer for most of my professional life. Ray Jimenez was
a fabulous instructor, breaking down concepts into easy to
understand activities. Ray was able to engage the cross section
of professionals in the program - from eLearning newbies to
those already well experienced in Articulate and other software
- and take each person to the next level. I've never seen
anyone who could so adeptly engage people online. By the end
of the course Ray had imparted everything I'd hoped to learn.
Marla Rosner, CFE
"The hands on, applicable exercises help me develop
effective, engaging training materials. Ray is a master at
engaging the learner in small, bite-sized chunks that the
learner can use as needed. The right training for the right
person at the right time. Great material!"
"As a veteran law enforcement trainer, I had the
opportunity to attend one of Ray's Story Based Webinar workshop's
and I found the methodology in utilizing interactive stories
approach to learning was extremely beneficial to providing
critical law enforcement training based on "lesson's
learned". Ray's workshop provided me with the tools and
the knowledge to put what I learned to work immediately, and
provide lifesaving training to our officers out in the field.
I can see this method of training making huge strides in the
law enforcement community. Thank you Ray!"
- Lt. Jim Gordon, M.S. Ed
"I have attended a few of Ray's webinars. These
are fun engaging and interactive sessions with lots of useful
takeaways to apply back in learning design. I would recommend
these sessions to any one involved in the delivery of learning
"Providing context to the learner in the form of
interactive stories has a remarkable impact on comprehension
and retention of material, and increases student engagement
with the content. Ray's methods help to bring to life what
has traditionally been lifeless, and has helped to provide
a new and exciting approach to the way we engage our students."
Instructional Design & Academic Quality
Ashford University / Technology Changes EverythingTM
"Ray is one of the most natural teachers I have ever
met. He is able to take all the high-level concepts that he
has studied, discovered and used and bring them down to a
level where almost anyone can understand them."
Johns Hopkins University
"This session provided me with ideas to share with
my instructional designers that I know will make their content
even more engaging and impactful. Really great stuff!"
Director of Learning and Development
Cash America International
"I recommend this workshop to my associates and
for those who want to have a good grounding in webinar implementation,
its tools and learning design."
“Ray is a master webinar presenter. He makes participants
alive, active, engaged, at ease, learning – never a dull moment.”
Ray is the architect and strategist of the webinar community
In partnership with Training Magazine, Ray’s team has grown
TrainingMagNetwork to 100,000 members with hundreds of webinars.
Ray Jimenez, Ph.D., spent 15 years with Coopers & Lybrand
in the areas of management consulting and implementation of
learning technology solutions. Ray is the author of 3-Minute
e-Learning, Scenario-Based Learning, Do-It-Yourself eLearning,Story
Impacts Learning and Performance eBook and an upcoming
book, Story-Based eLearning Design. Ray has worked
with American Bankers Association, Neiman Marcus, the U.S.
Air Force, NASA, Blue Cross, Goodwill Industries, Pixar Studios,
Edison Missing Group, Dendreon, Netafim, Progressive Insurance,
Bridgepoint Education, California Institute of Technology
to name a few.
He is the Chief Learning Architect for www.VignettesLearning.com.
Ray teaches at the University of California, Irvine, University
of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas, Assumption University,
Bangkok and Open Learning University, Hong Kong. He is a sought-after
expert and workshop facilitator for Training Magazine, eLearning
Guild and ATD Conferences. Ray has authored and developed
hundreds of Story-Based eLearning lessons including Story
Impacts, Vignettes, Storytakes and Micro-Scenarios.
Webinar participants describe Ray as “fun,” “engaging,”
“technically savvy,” “provocative,” “inspiring,” and “has
depth and experience in Story-Based Webinar Design.”
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