There’s a need for soft skills education that goes beyond product training to answer the question, “How can I make online meetings and presentations as effective and interactive as their in-person counterparts.””
Portland, OR (PRWEB) March 2, 2010
1080 Group, LLC, a web seminar soft skills training firm, announces today the launch of Conferencing Success Briefs, a new service to support conferencing vendors’ efforts to improve end-user success with online meetings and presentations.
1080 Group Conferencing Success Briefs help a conferencing vendor’s customers transform online meetings by delivering actionable, research-based soft skills knowledge tailored to the vendor’s specific product environment. Designed to supplement the vendor’s product training content, Conferencing Success Briefs focus on interpersonal skills such as how to engage audiences they may not see or effectively manage mixed in-person and online audiences.
“For many markets, the challenge for conferencing vendors is evolving from awareness to adoption and success,” says Roger Courville, Principal of 1080 Group, LLC, award-winning white paper writer and author of The Virtual Presenter’s Handbook. “Our research suggests that less than half of end users that have attended and online meeting or webinar have actually conducted one themselves.
“The good news is that conferencing vendors have done a good job making their products easier than ever to use, but as the U.S. Navy found in a 2003 study, ‘There’s an art to using audio and video channels in a distributed meeting.’ There’s a need for soft skills education that goes beyond product training to answer the question, “How can I make online meetings and presentations as effective and interactive as their in-person counterparts.””
For more information conferencing vendors may contact 1080 Group at info(at)1080group(dot)com or +1.503.329.1662.