The Virtual Events Playbook

In the current year and beyond, virtual event technology is essential to the survival of businesses worldwide. As we learn to balance the logistical impact of information sessions, live meetings, and training events, our success depends on mastering live, online conversations—from any location on the planet.

This book is your guide to effectively using online event platforms and tools. Written by three seasoned virtual event experts, The Virtual Events Playbook will guide you in becoming an expert presenter, meeting leader/facilitator, or trainer.

Now more than ever, mastery of virtual events is a key component of the new normal in business. Whether you’re facing the realities of the COVID-19 outbreak or looking to optimize your team’s use of time and resources (or both), this book is a must-read for business communicators.

ISBN: 978-1-64543-689-8
SKU: 08-836-01
Categories:Amplify Publishing, Business and Finance, Thought Leadership, Industries, Technology

“Take advantage of the opportunity to engage—virtually—with the concepts that Deaner articulates so adeptly in this book. You’ll find a new world of possibilities when it comes to remote learning, meeting facilitation, communication, and connection.” —Tracy M. Maylett, Ed.D.

Lee Deaner

Virtual Communications Technology Expert

Training has been a part of Lee’s career from the beginning, when he was an officer in the U.S. Army. He later entered the pharmaceutical industry, where he moved from sales to sales training. His first exposure to virtual training was a surprise, brought on by the H1N1 flu outbreak and a travel ban. From there, his team quickly developed the first virtual training strategy for the company. Little did he know that those strategies would lead him to found Leading Edge Training Solutions. Working with companies across multiple sectors, Leading Edge ensures that participants have the most effective virtual events possible—even when they cannot participate in person.

Nick Zerby

Virtual Communications Technology Expert

While working in the pharmaceutical industry as a training manager, Nick was searching for ways to connect people beyond live training or e-modules. Dating back almost ten years, virtual platforms were beginning to make their way into our worlds! With a little research, ingenuity, and some very patient field trainers, we forged our way into virtual learning. With lots of tripping and falling, we finally learned to walk and eventually run in the virtual world! Leading Edge was founded on these learnings, and we are proud to have created a playbook to help YOU avoid these pitfalls!

Stanley Saint-Louis

Virtual Communications Technology Expert

Stan’s passion for virtual training started at Sanofi while working in the training department. When the H1N1 flu outbreak hit in 2009, he forged forward and created an innovative way to help learners become experts on their newly launched product virtually—a company first! Since those days, Stan has committed himself to helping hundreds of trainers and thousands of learners have awesome experiences virtually that may not have happened otherwise. Stan is highly passionate about learning and development and is proud to have taken part in creating this playbook.