Tips for Virtual Interviews That Will Virtually Get You the Job

Congratulations – you got the interview!  As the company you want to work for is forward-thinking and tech-minded, they may want to do your interview on a videoconferencing platform.  For many businesses, this is now the preferred way to go about it.  The number of applicants for every job being filled has been rising since the recession.  A virtual interview lets them learn more about each candidate than a telephone interview would allow, before bringing them in for the real deal. Read more

How Bloggers Can Use Webinars To Attract A Target Audience And Grow Their List Of Subscribers

The arrival of the internet and its ever growing popularity among us has no doubt given birth to its next of kin, the blogosphere. This opening of sorts has inherited the same popularity and accessibility of its cousin, judging from the diversity of blogs we see (and follow) on the internet today. Social media analysts place the number of bloggers worldwide at a whopping 152 million, each catering to specific audiences and their own avid subscribers and steady visitors. Read more

How MOOCs Are Changing How We Think About Higher Education

Online learning is now fully absorbed in the American higher education system.  More than 20 percent of all students currently enrolled in higher education are taking at least one distance course, according to the data from the National Center for Education Statistics.  The development of MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – has added a new layer to how online education puts learning into the hands of the student.  These courses, offered on platforms like edX, Coursera, and Udacity, are free and very low cost options for learning a variety of subject areas.  Lectures are delivered in a convenient pre-recorded video format that can be accessed any time. Read more

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: 5 Steps to Improving Information Delivery in a Webinar

Webinars average about an hour in length. The average attention span is 8 seconds. When you deliver a webinar, you are racing against time in two dimensions: the amount of time you have to present, and the amount of time you’ll have your audience’s attention. There is no time to waste with superfluous slides and discussions. Effectively delivering the information you want to get across is your #1 objective as a presenter. Read more

How to Use Webinars for Education

Time and space are considerations that have always figured in teaching and learning environments. Time is of the essence, so to speak, and careful time management is key to optimize discussions and pedagogical interventions. Meanwhile, designing a space that allows for effective learning and teaching constitutes more than just assigning a physical space, but, rather identifying one that eases the process of exchange between learners and teachers. Read more

Old Dog, New Tricks: Upgrade Your Presentation for a Different Audience

Putting together a presentation is a lot of work.  Doing the research, finding the perfect images, getting the wording right, and tweaking the slides (often at the last minute) takes hours and hours of mental labor. All that effort pays off when you really wow your audience.  And then it’s over.  It was great while it lasted, but odds are, that PowerPoint won’t be making the rounds again anytime soon.  It was designed with a specific audience in mind, and it served its purpose. Read more

Videoconferencing Value-Sized

Adding value to your videoconferencing experience is one of the most essential elements to having the lasting effect that graduating your business from mere phone calls into the more professional arena of what integrating video into your business solutions provides. Beyond simple interviewing and providing essential, quick, and relevant business intel, the videoconference requires that you keep a mindful check on how the process actually be improved.

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