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905 The Top 5 On-Camera Principles for Facilitating Effective Virtual Training

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Friday, April 22

Tracks: Virtual Classrooms

Speaking on camera during virtual training can feel unnatural for many facilitators, and staring into a camera lens can feel intimidating for subject matter experts and virtual trainers alike. Often, online facilitators don’t know how to optimize their own on-camera skills. However, what if there were clear principles and specific techniques to help you develop your on-camera presence and better equip you to effectively facilitate virtual classes?

Facilitating virtual training is now a core business skill for modern learning professionals. This skill set includes knowing how to project your best self on camera. In this session, you’ll learn the top five on-camera principles for online facilitators, when to be on-camera and why, when to be off-camera, specific techniques to improve your online presence, and more. The principles shared are evidence-based and will help you polish your on-camera skills. This fun, interactive session outlines clear principles and specific strategies you can apply right away.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The top five on-camera principles for online facilitators
  • How to minimize common and uncommon visual and audio distractions when facilitating virtual classes
  • To apply specific techniques to improve your on-camera presence during virtual training
  • When to be on-camera, when to be off-camera, and why

Technology discussed:

Adobe Connect, Webex, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToTraining

Diana Howles

CEO and Co-owner

Howles Associates

Diana L. Howles, MA, is an award-winning speaker, author, and international virtual trainer who brings 25 years of experience in the learning industry. As a virtual expert, she has conducted live online training for clients since 2000 and has taught virtual classes in more than a dozen countries. As a world-class facilitator, she has trained Fortune 100 and 500 companies. Diana is currently CEO of Howles Associates, LLC and is past president of ATD-MAC. She earned her MA from Colorado State University and holds a BA in communication and business. Diana is a frequent presenter at international and national in-person and virtual conferences.