How to Make Virtual Training Effective
As the economy becomes more and more global, virtual training is becoming the preferred choice with many organizations. This form of training transcends the obstacle of distance and can bring together people sitting in different geographies. It’s highly interactive, cost effective and provides a good level of connectivity for better team coherence. But, in order to truly reap the benefits of virtual training, it has to be made effective. Given below are some ways in which you can ensure more value out of virtual training sessions.
Have a plan: it is extremely important to have a clear plan of what is going to be communicated in the training session. You need to develop an outline of all the topics that will be covered in that particular day’s training session. This will to keep the flow of the session on track and minimize deviations.
Keep the content ready: This step should follow right after you’ve created a rough outline of the training session. Lay out the pointers of the subject matter the training will be on, so that no important information is missed. Also, ensure that the content is short and easy to grasp as anything long winded will be lost on the virtual platform.
Make it visual: In a virtual setting, it is extremely important state the points clearly while consistently holding the audience’s attention. For that purpose, it’s often quite effective to enrich the training content with ample visuals, presentation slides and even videos. This will not only make the session engaging, but will also help in explaining the subject in a clearer manner.
Be interactive: The success of any virtual training session depends a lot on the instructor’s prowess. Since there is a lack of face to face interaction in virtual training, it is important for the instructor to have a highly interactive, chatty and lively personality. Because, when there’s a lack of actual physical presence of the instructor, it is easy for the participant to be distracted. Hence, the instructor should be engaging enough to catch and hold the attention of the participants.
Encourage social media collaboration: A great way of making the virtual training session a success is by letting the participants share information or questions or even their experiences via social media posts, during the LIVE session. This creates a highly interactive and valuable learning environment and keeps the participants completely engaged in the session.
So try the above ways and make your virtual training session a raging success!