On May 19, 20 and 21, Family Legacy Video dipped its toes into the waters of online training – and found them warm and inviting.
“Video Biography 101” was the first in what may potentially be a series of sessions offering online video biography education to folks who don’t have the time and/or budget to attend a workshop in Tucson, Arizona. Family Legacy Video’s Steve Pender hosted the morning, afternoon and evening sessions, which ran between 1 1/2 and 2 hours, depending on the length of the Q&A.
The main purpose was to see if some of Family Legacy Video’s in-person workshop material could be successfully adapted to the online Webinar format, where attendees log-in over the Web and communicate with the presenter either via telephone or chat.
Were there some technical glitches? Sure, a few. And certainly Steve encountered a little bit of a learning curve while getting the hang of the new technology. The good news, however, is that the sessions ran pretty smoothly – and the format shows promise.
Here’s what a few of the attendees had to say:
Thanks for the Webinar last night. I thought this was GREAT! You are an exceptionally gifted facilitator and teacher. You have so many gifts for this work: A clear voice – excellent pacing and tonal variations. Remarkable! You clearly “held” the meeting together by providing the verbal inputs we continually needed – thanks! I got the feeling that you love what you do and are flexible to work with people. You impressed me with your willingness to share. THANK YOU.
Rakesh K., Massachusetts
That was FANTASTIC! Really a great Webinar! I learned a ton and took over 3 pages of notes. It is really wonderful for me whenever I see someone who does things EXCELLENTLY. It makes me so happy when I see someone who has taken obvious care and pride in the work they do and that is so evident in everything I’ve seen on your Web site, plus this fantastic Webinar.
David R., California
I wish to thank you for a job well done!! My motivation for attending the Webinar was to review the information that I learned in Tucson last year. It is my assessment that the Webinar method of conveying this type information is appropriate and so convenient. I believe that participants from all levels of knowledge about video biographies will walk away informed, inspired and empowered to produce a project. I truly hope that you find this will augment your current business model and incorporate it as a regular Webinar broadcast service.
Del M., North Carolina