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Effective training is important for any business, but when you have a remote business, or if some members of the team work from home, training can be that much trickier when trying to get everyone together. This is why remote training courses provided over video presentation are key for keeping up with training requirements and communicating effectively — no matter where your employees are based.
To ensure your remote live training courses are a success, here are some top tips.
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Plan a Good Time Schedule
When you’re demanding the attention of groups of people and setting up for a training course, it’s always helpful for them to know how long it will take, what the time schedule is, and what’s going to be discussed during certain timeframes. Having an overview of your whole training schedule based on time will help everyone to better understand the course of the day (or longer). This can really help for focus and for remaining on track to ensure increased productivity.
Not only that, but planning a detailed time schedule means you can plan for regular breaks, too, and inform your participants when the next break is. This will help them to focus on the task at hand, rather than becoming distracted, wondering when they can take a break.
Try to Get Everyone Involved
Even if you develop the most engaging live course, it might not be as effective if it’s simply you speaking for the entirety of the course. The best training courses and presentations will get everyone involved, even remotely, so look for opportunities to hear from others, to get everyone to speak and discuss, and also ask questions of your audience. Speak with them rather than at them for more effective group remote training.
Offer Transcription and Captioning Services
Any sort of educational course or training video should be supported by effective note-taking, and if you want the students of your training course to learn well, improving the ability for audio transcription and captioning is going to help. This means that your attendees can focus much better, too, without worrying about taking extensive notes manually. By using real time captioning and transcription, you can always ensure there’s an accurate text copy of the training information provided in your audio.
This is also an absolute must if you have anyone on your training courses who is hard of hearing.
Encourage Camera Usage
While it’s always possible to deliver an effective training course remotely using audio-only, the experience can be improved using a camera — and this counts for all participants. If everyone sets up a camera for the course and discussion, this can allow team members to see each other and speak to each other more effectively, to encourage more of a team atmosphere. Not only that, but it helps with engagement: if people know they can be seen, they’re less likely to become distracted or begin doing something else while on camera.
The most effective live training courses will be tailored to your individual team members; you may know how best your team learns, integrates, and develops, in which case you can tailor your presentation content for that.