Delivering engaging virtual classroom learners, meeting participants, and webinar attendees is a challenge. In addition, virtual trainers must also master the technical side of the experience often referred to a virtual production. Commanding the technical aspects of virtual delivery is critical to online participant engagement. The art of virtual production combines a unique skill set that balances deep platform knowledge with multitasking agility, while at the same time calming everyone down before the panic can be heard through the mute! Kassy LaBorie, author of Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars: Master the Technology to Engage Participants, shares insights from her recent book on the role a producer plays in making virtual training run successfully. So, what’s the big idea with using a producer? Join us to learn the following three big ideas to help you make the most out of your virtual training experiences: • First, what is virtual production? We’ll define virtual training production and how it differs from what a trainer does. • Second, what are we using? Identify the type of platform used in your virtual training and how it impacts your design and delivery strategies. • And third, who would be best? Clearly outlining the skill set and required tasks will help ensure you choose the most effective person to be your producer!