December 2022 Newsletter

Gratitude: The Year End Wrap Up

I’ve been pondering the year behind me and preparing for 2023. As I think about the challenges and successes of the past year, my overall feeling is one of gratitude.


I am grateful for our clients, our colleagues, and our team. This past year was a year of regrouping and renewal for NetSpeed Learning. Some long-term employees moved on to new opportunities while a few other talented folks joined our team. We had some wonderful projects this year that allowed us to support clients who are developing their online facilitators and producers to succeed in the virtual and hybrid learning environments. We also developed the skills of virtual leaders who are building mastery in the hybrid workplace. I’m delighted that several clients are delivering NetSpeed Leadership® for their first-level leaders, and that we helped redesign some great programs for engaging delivery in the virtual classroom.


I’m so thankful for these opportunities to be of service and leverage our experience to support our clients. I’m also grateful for a support group of fellow training company owners that meets regularly to explore the challenges we are facing. And I am grateful that I’ve been able to speak again at in-person conferences as well as online web events. I love the opportunity to share my thoughts and opinions with like-minded people, especially when we can be in the same room together!


On the personal side, I’m grateful that both our daughters are graduating from college in the spring. Whew! They made it despite the challenges of studying from home for a year during the pandemic. Like many people, our family had a bout with COVID-19 in 2022 and I’m grateful that there were treatments to help us recover completely.


In a year of continuous change, gratitude carries the day! What are you grateful for?


In our first NetSpeed Nuggets session of 2023, we will explore techniques that theater professional use, and apply them to creating vibrant, engaging learning experiences. Join us at this 30-minute, complimentary session, Six Theater Techniques to Enhance Virtual Learning, on Wednesday, January 18, at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT. Registration is required.

Cynthia Clay

Virtual Trainer Tips: Upcoming Netspeed Nuggets Sessions

In preparation for 2023, we are planning to deliver six NetSpeed Nugget sessions. If you enjoy the opportunity to come together with your peers and colleagues to explore relevant virtual and hybrid learning topics, get these dates on your calendar. They are always short, focused, and engaging.


All sessions will be 30-minutes long and start at 10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern. I hope you can join us!


  • January 18
  • March 15
  • May 10
  • July 19
  • September 13
  • November 15


I’m curious what topics are at the top of your mind. Email me with your suggestions for future NetSpeed Nuggets sessions at [email protected].


NetSpeed Nuggets

Join us at the next NetSpeed Nuggets virtual session. These 30-minute, rapid learning sessions will introduce strategies and tactics that increase your effectiveness in the virtual workplace.

Virtual Training: Six Theater Techniques to Enhance Virtual Learning

Imagine that your virtual training is so lively and compelling that people clamor to attend. Even for dry or dull topics, most learning professionals prefer to design and deliver engaging virtual learning experiences.

In this session, we will take a page from the stage, exploring six theater techniques that are guaranteed to uplevel your effectiveness in the virtual classroom. Take your virtual and hybrid training to the next level by acting more like a theater professional.

Wednesday, January 18th, 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT. Complimentary.

Learn More and Register

Become a Certified Online Learning Facilitator

Now is the time to build stronger virtual facilitation skills!

The Jan/Feb 2023 Virtual Facilitator Trainer Certification (VFTC) course is now open for enrollment.

This popular course has received rave reviews from participants as it provides a deep dive into best practices for virtual facilitation and design.

Now it's your turn to rock the virtual classroom! The Jan/Feb course opens on Friday, Jan 6th with the first webinar on Friday, Jan 13.

Become a Virtual Producer

Every virtual facilitator needs a capable virtual training producer.

As a skilled virtual training producer, you perform a critical role by supporting the virtual facilitator behind the scenes, manage the technology that can sometimes distract from the online learning experience and free the facilitator to focus on the content and the learners’ needs.

Develop your skills in our September Virtual Producer Training! Class starts Thursday, Jan 12. Pre-webinar assignments start Thursday, Jan 5th.

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Download our ebook, Create Great Hybrid and Virtual Training for tips and practical techniques for hybrid training.

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