Live Virtual Training

Virtual instructor-led training (VILT) for small groups.

LDL live virtual training is designed to closely resemble the classroom experience. Your delegates interact with the tutor and with each other. They can ask questions, participate in break-out groups and take part in role-plays, polls and exercises just like a live classroom

  1. Small class sizes – this keeps learners alert and provides more instructor time to discuss individual challenges
  2. Bite-size segments – each session is 90 mins max with no more than 3 sessions per day. Reflection and exercise time between sessions
  3. High levels of interactivity and individual accountability
  4. Energised instructors with years of experience at delivering training that hits the mark

We have built significant expertise in our virtual training capability and most programmes from LDL’s sales training and management course portfolio are available in this format.

“Really enjoyed it, very good group who all engaged fantastically. I was worried about how the course would translate via Zoom, but it worked well and in some ways was an asset as it meant everybody could contribute equally rather than one or two people dominating which can be the case in person.”

– LP, Inside Sales Manager, Resinex UK

The 5 benefits of LIVE Virtual Training

1. Spaced learning

VILT enables learning to be more easily spaced out with activity, exercises and on-the-job learning in between. There is less requirement to pack everything into a single event which can sometimes happen with F2F especially when participants travel long distances to attend. Spaced learning increases retention. Review sessions are easier to organise.

2. Easier logistics

Simply diarise the event and email each participant the link to join. No training rooms or conference facilities to book. No travel to be arranged. No post event expenses to reimburse. Learners from different offices and countries can learn together.

3. Cost savings

In the current economy maybe this should be top of the list. VILT delivery removes all travel costs for both participants and trainers. Plus the cost of training rooms, lunch and refreshments. By some estimates this reduces the overall cost of the training intervention by around a third. Reducing cost means the training is much more likely to be approved which in turn ensures your sales and management teams are up-to-speed with the skills they need.

4. Time efficient

VILT workshops can be joined from either office or home. Once the training concludes participants can return to work immediately. No travel time, no hotel stays, no early morning starts or late returns. Better work life balance for your people.

5. Reduced carbon footprint

No travel makes this an easy win.

All these benefits are obviously worthwhile provided the training achieves skills transfer. We believe quality VILT does, and does it well.

Frequently Asked Questions

VILT is different. It’s live, interactive and highly engaging. Delegates join from any location and learn together with their colleagues. When people say they don’t enjoy learning on screen this is usually the result of having attended a badly run webinar in the past or having waded through a boring e-learning programme. After a well run, professionally designed VILT workshop most learners have the reaction “That was so much better than I was expecting”.

These are three different ways of digital learning:

– VILT is for small groups and is highly participative and engaging. Your people learn from the tutor and from each other. They ask questions and contribute throughout the programme. It is conversational like F2F training.

– Webinars are normally delivered to a larger group and are mostly one way. Participants learn from the tutor but less from each other. They can ask questions at the end. They are often recorded.

– E-learning is normally taken alone and without interaction with the tutor. It has the advantages of 24/7 availability and ease of repetition. To work well it needs to be bitesize and not a slide show voiceover – LDL has three engaging, self-paced courses.

LDL’s approach to training, be it sales, management, leadership or negotiation has always been to strip what are often complex topics down to their core principles and then begin with these. This approach provides learners with a robust foundation and lends itself to the bitesize nature of VILT especially well. LDL is well known for the energy and presentation skills of its consultants and this comes across in the live virtual environment.

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