I just launched my first online workshop: Negotiation: Problems Solved, Not Battles Fought. I've taken the material from my half-day workshop on negotiation basics and transformed it into what I hope is a great online experience. Whether you use negotiation formally or as part of your plugged-in practice, these techniques have great value. In fact, the Mixing chapter of my book, The Plugged-In Manager, is built on these negotiation ideas.
Video is the new "1 page memo"
We all need to learn to communicate in visual nuggets. Human, technical, and organizational aspects all come together as you try and share a complex skill with others. In this course I use a variety of techniques for engagement and clarity:
- Limited "talking head" video
- Live action of other related events
- Student self-study and reflection
- Simulation with online entry so you can compare to others
- Voice over "white/blackboard"
- Voice over screencasts to show examples
I'm happy to share with you what I learned while developing the workshop -- Ask away
In some ways, I can see that this style of teaching has benefits over even face-to-face interactive workshops. Ideally, we'd have a combination of both online self-paced work and face-to-face interaction. I'm fortunate to be testing that hybrid model with this material in the spring for a private corporate program and will share their reviews here.