Donald Taylor

Chairman, The Learning and Performance Institute

Donald H Taylor is the Chair of the Learning and Performance Institute, and the Learning Technologies Conference in London, Berlin and Singapore. He has been involved in workplace learning and learning technology since the 1980s, and has an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University in recognition of his work developing the Learning and Development (L&D) profession. Donald delivers talks and workshops internationally around the future of L&D, and is widely published. The author of Learning Technologies in the Workplace (Kogan Page, 2017), he has produced the annual L&D Global Sentiment Survey since 2014, and contributes the monthly opening column to Training Journal magazine.

11:00 - 11:45 AM ET

Tuesday Nov. 17

Making Webinars More Engaging

Let’s face it. Webinars can be dull. It’s true. But they don’t need to be. Webinars can be interesting, provocative, productive, and engaging—if done right. The trick is to stop presenting at your audience, and start working with them.

In this session, you will explore the secrets of delivering engaging and interactive webinars. You will discover the core principles that have emerged from conducting over 500 different webinars over the year. By attending this session, you will learn how to apply these principles to ensure you are delivering great webinars in your own work.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to start with your audience and your story
  • The important role of your voice—you don’t have to be Shakespeare, just yourself
  • How to work with your audience, not against them
  • Where to focus your preparation effort
  • Why you need a host by your side