SOURCE: VitalSmarts

June 24, 2015 12:04 ET

VitalSmarts Releases Influencer Training® in the Virtual Classroom

PROVO, UT--(Marketwired - June 24, 2015) - VitalSmarts, a TwentyEighty, Inc. company and an innovator in corporate training and leadership development, today announced its award-winning Influencer Training® classroom course is now available through the VitalSmarts Virtual Classroom™ -- its live, synchronous online learning platform powered by Adobe Connect™ and MeetingOne.

Courses in the VitalSmarts Virtual Classroom provide the same award-winning content as the traditional classroom courses. They're ideal for learners who have limited travel budgets, who work in remote locations, or who simply want to access training in the location of their choice and in shorter intervals.

"The popularity of our Virtual Classroom courses has been very high," said Andrew Shimberg, CEO at VitalSmarts. "In fact, eighty-six percent of participants rated the training 'just as engaging as' or 'more engaging than' traditional classroom training. Two-thirds rated it as 'much more engaging' than other virtual training they had taken. And, we're proud to report that essentially every participant indicated they would recommend the VitalSmarts Virtual Classroom to others."

One such participant was Jennifer Pecor, MSMOB, Organizational Learning Consultant, Advocate Health Care. "The virtual class helped me stay focused," said Pecor. "I was in a comfortable environment, breaks were placed just right, and I didn't have to commute. In addition, the virtual experience encouraged everyone to participate because we were either typing answers, raising a virtual hand, or speaking up. Seeing everyone's responses on the screen also helped us learn more easily."

The Virtual Classroom course for Influencer Training gives participants the flexibility to attend training in six learning sessions (three, two-hour sessions, and three, ninety-minute sessions) that are delivered over the course of multiple days.

Unique features of the VitalSmarts Virtual Classroom include: one-on-one interaction with fellow training participants as if you're in the same room; VitalSmarts' award-winning training videos; chat and hand-raise capabilities; instant quizzing and polling; and easily downloadable digital participant materials.

For more information on the VitalSmarts Virtual Classroom, please visit http://www.vitalsmarts.com/virtual.

About VitalSmarts
Named one of the Top 20 Leadership Training Companies, VitalSmarts, a TwentyEighty, Inc. company, is home to the award-winning Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, Influencer, and Change Anything Training and New York Times bestselling books of the same titles. When used in combination, these courses enable organizations to achieve new levels of performance by changing employee behavior. VitalSmarts has consulted with more than 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and trained more than one million people worldwide. www.vitalsmarts.com

About TwentyEighty, Inc.
TwentyEighty is a global provider of workforce performance solutions designed to help companies in the areas of leadership performance, sales performance, credit performance and strategic execution.

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