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    • How to Present a Webinar Keri Cascio Director of Innovative Technologies and Library Resource Management Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology kcascio@gmail.com @keribrary Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
    • Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
    • Agenda • • • • • What to cover How to present it Keeping them interested The good and the bad Wrap-up Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
    • Why webinars? • Useful topics that can be implemented immediately • Stretch travel and training dollars – Many free webinar options out there • Can attend during work or watch recording after hours • Group interactions while watching or after Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
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    • What to cover • Choose learning objectives for your attendees – Action oriented – Measurable – Learner focused • Focus on the student – What’s their “pain”? Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
    • Scope of content • • • • Focus on meaningful content Select something timely Know when to leave something out Find your focus point – Too basic for some, too advanced for others • Respect the time of the attendee Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
    • Timing • • • • Create sessions that last 60 to 90 minutes Break into 10-15 minute segments Add activity, poll, etc. at end of each segment Use agenda to stay on time and on track Image by Flickr user Dave Stokes Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
    • Slides • • • • • Speak to the slides, don’t read them Plan 2 – 3 minutes per slide Add images or transitions Find out if you can share audio or videos Take a look at some best practices: – http://www.garrreynolds.com/preso-tips/design/ – http://www.virtualsalt.com/powerpoint.htm Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
    • Sample webinar topics • Workflows – Evaluating Print Book & E-Book Patron-Driven Acquisitions – Transitioning from Cataloging to Creating Metadata • Standards – RDA in 10 Easy Steps – Archival Materials: Using RDA with DACS • Tools – Using Open Refine to Update, Clean up, and Link Your Metadata to the Wider World • Theory – Challenges with Linked Data in Libraries – Get Ready to MOOC: Why Libraries Should Care Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
    • Image by Flickr user istolethetv Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
    • Presenting • • • • • • • Practice by yourself or with others Find comfortable, private location Close other software Move around Modulate your voice Smile! Use your mute button Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
    • Know your software • • • • • • Headset or phone? Screen sharing Video camera Polls Chat options Question and answer Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
    • Keep them interested • “Sell the sizzle” – Why are they really there? • Personal anecdotes – Share your real-world experience • Activities and polls – Break up the session • Twitter hashtags – Keep the conversation going Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
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    • Quotes “I like the fact that I can work on certain kinds of other things simultaneously and still learn something.” “I love the fact that I don't have to travel and can view webinars at home or work. This overcomes all I don't like about webinars.” Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
    • Audience wants • • • • • • • Real time surveys Answer questions in real time Leave with pros and cons of a topic Hashtags for social media discussions Copies of slides (preferably before webinar) Chat transcripts Allows for multitasking Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
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    • Quotes “I'm not a fan, but I may just have attended really boring ones.” “Gimme a link to your portfolio or credentials and say 1-2 sentences. I don't want to listen to a webinar about the *person*.” “My RDA-specific webinar peeve is wasting time on history. Don't try to sell the change; just detail it.” Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
    • Audience pet peeves • Too long on housekeeping • Too much time on presenter bio(s) • Too much time on introduction and/or history of topic • Presenting something old as something new • Being sold a product • Hard to concentrate or focus Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
    • Resources • Teach Beyond Your Reach by Robin Neidorf (Information Today: 2006) • 6 Things You Should Never Do in a Webinar: http://blogs.adobe.com/adobeconnect/2013/11/6-thingsyou-should-never-do-in-a-webinar.html • T is for Training: http://tisfortraining.wordpress.com/ (episode 129) or follow @tisfortraining • Giving Your First Conference Presentation: https://webconference.syr.edu/p1rg7lrt1va/ • ALCTS webinars on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/alctsce/ • American Libraries Live: http://americanlibrarieslive.org/ Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
    • Wrap-up • • • • • Focus on your topic Create an outline Practice, practice, practice Be authentic ALCTS Webinars – Contact current Continuing Education Chair, Felicity Dykas DykasF@missouri.edu Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
    • Smile Pause Breathe Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
    • Questions? Keri Cascio kcascio@gmail.com @keribrary Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services