Zoom Haiku

A few years back, InSync producer Jakob Hofmann wrote some fun producer haiku.

Normal. Ish.

I don’t remember what prompted this tweet in January, 2012, but I feel it even more strongly now than I did then. Since the onset […]

Facilitation Tips Series, Part 4: Disaster Recovery (aka Keep Breathing)

Years ago when I was teaching virtual facilitation skills, there was a section called “disaster recovery”. I poked fun at this, saying it seemed a […]

Facilitation Tips Series, Part 3: Why are You Using Icebreakers?

While researching evidence-based practices for the virtual classroom, I was looking for specific examples of activities that supported proven approaches like retrieval practice and feedback. […]

Facilitation Tips Series, Part 2: Feedback

A critical element to learning is retrieval practice; the opportunity to revisit and apply new material. Such practice, coupled with meaningful feedback, can help ensure […]

Facilitation Tips Series, Part 1: Presence

In the recent rush to move so much training from face-to-face to the virtual setting, there’s a great deal of conversation about the technology: which […]

Success Tips for the New Virtual Classroom Producer

We often encounter some version of the following story when working with corporate teams and individual learners: “Well, my organization has made the leap to […]

Lesson Learned: Virtual Facilitation is DIFFERENT Than Traditional Facilitation

In August, we celebrate virtual classroom facilitators. And this year, you all REALLY deserve applause. You’ve been teaching marathon sessions that weren’t designed for the […]

How to Go Live: Identifying the Key Players in the Virtual Classroom

Moving great face-to-face learning to the virtual classroom includes a multi-step process. The first step involves making an effort to understand the value of the […]

How to Go Live: Thinking About Virtual Classroom Facilitation

We all know that organizations have had to quickly move face-to-face training to the virtual classroom. This seismic shift extends beyond instructional design, learner logistics, […]

How to Go Live: The First Step to Moving Great Programs to the Virtual Classroom

Picture this: your boss comes to you and says, “Hey! You know that training program you facilitate in the classroom next week? Guess what?! I […]

Stories from the Virtual Trenches: Extreme Facilitation

You may have heard the news that the InSync Training team will spend all of 2020 celebrating an important organizational milestone: 20 years of driving […]

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