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Product Details

  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First Edition edition (July 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449504671
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449504670
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 8 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,649,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Roger Courville is a ten-year veteran of web seminars and presentations - from startup to Microsoft to co-founding two companies with partner and industry veteran Scott Driscoll. 1080 Group is a training and consulting firm providing companies with knowledge and skills to better communicate and compete with virtual presentations by teaching trainers, marketers, and salespeople how to design, promote, and deliver innovative web seminars and presentations. Our team has a collective experience that includes hundreds of clients, thousands of web seminars, and more than a million web seminar attendees.

More About the Author

Roger Courville is author of The Virtual Presenter's Handbook, Successful Webinars with GoToWebinar, and contributing author to Business Expert Guide to Small Business Success.

Roger is the principal at 1080 Group, blogger at TheVirtualPresenter.com, and internationally sought-after speaker/teacher on the use of web seminars to deliver business results.

A veteran of the web seminar business since 1999, Roger has reached tens of thousands in speaking appearances and tens of thousands more with writing appearances for Workshifting.com, SpeakingAboutPresenting.com, Training Australia Magazine, Presentations Magazine, eLearningGuild, and more.

His 2008 white paper "Five Keys to Moving Training Online" won TrainingZone.co.uk's Reader's Choice Award for "Top Download of the Year."

1080 Group is a training, coaching and research firm helping executives design and deliver interactive webinar presentations and programs. The 1080 Group team has a collective experience that includes hundreds of clients, thousands of web seminars, and more than a million web seminar attendees.

Contact him at +1.503.329.1662 or roger@1080group.com.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Willsea on October 28, 2009
Format: Paperback
Readable. Engaging. Informative. Fun. This is one tool that I can use on a regular basis for any size of on-line audience I present to. Roger gives easy to replicate strategies that I can put to use right away. Along with this, he highlights the issues that differentiate virtual presenting from other forms of presenting and gives tips for adjusting delivery styles. What a great resource!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Brown on February 14, 2011
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The information in this book was good, but basic. Of course, everyone reading it has a different level of expertise. I would recommend it for people with begining webinar skills.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Cavanaugh on October 27, 2009
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This is a great resource full of practical and actionable advice for presenting, meeting, and working in a virtual world. Great not only for those of us who are familiar with presenting online (but could use a bit of improvement) but also for those who are new to the discipline. Full of insight delivered in an accessible (and witty) style. I highly recommend!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Glenda N. Lembicz on July 26, 2011
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This book is a quick read - I read it in one afternoon. If you've attended one of Roger's webinars, it is pretty much the same information. I plan to use it to explain to the "non-professional" presenter how to present virtually - just because one is knowledgeable about the subject matter does not mean they are a presenter. It provides the reason "why" I'm asking them to do it a certain way.

The only drawback, is the book isn't a visually pleasing as Roger's webinars are. However, it does follow the format - introduce, explain, and key take-away. I guess I would have liked the little cliparts to draw my attention better. Oh way, Roger covered that - Don't Date Yourself.
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Roger Courville's book is the seminal work on delivering information in a virtual medium. Yes, there are lots of blogs and checklists out there that give you a breezy sense of what is required to create a webinar. They are free for a reason.

This book is the HOW; with myriad details about the nuts and bolts of designing and producing a dynamic presentation while managing the powerful potential (and risks) of online tools.

Roger gives you definitive instruction, honed from extensive experience (and the occasional misstep), including:
* Beginning and ending a webinar effectively
* Addressing the expectations of the audience
* Dealing with the technical issues of a remote audience
* Delivering your message to keep participants focused and engaged
* Designing slides effectively
* Having a great moderator
* Managing Q&A from the audience
* Evaluating pros and cons of interactive webinar tools
* Using interactive tools effectively
* Identifying and mitigating the risks of online presentations (and there ARE risks!)
* Moving ahead when stuff goes wrong. This is important ... because stuff WILL go wrong!

What? You didn't think you needed to know all this to deliver a successful webinar? Well...you do! Conduct one and see.

If you leverage virtual presentations in your business - and I do - the investment in this book is mission critical. (I do believe I paid more to have business cards printed.) Buy it, and save yourself the drama of not getting it right the first time!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CAS on August 8, 2010
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Book is very easy to read and has some good points but I don't think it was worth the $20 I paid for it. Now if I paid to see him live and they gave me the book, okay. Retail value should be arouns $11
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Robin A. Lewis on May 26, 2010
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I purchased this book after reading some rave reviews about the author. I've seen more valuable tips in free blogs.
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A definite must read for anybody presenting in the virtual space. As a trainer, this has proved a handy resource in conducting web presentations.
Roger gives handy tips and techniques which stems from real life experience - not just research.
I've had the pleasure of attending one of the webinars delivered by Roger and his practice compliments his teaching - from the beginning of the session, he was using the same skills, tips and tricks mentioned in his book which made it more meaningful and engaging.
The easy to read style of the writing is short, sharp and to the point....and definitely not boring!
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