Earn the most advanced certification for professionals hosting virtual meetings/events.
Make Your Virtual Presentation into a Theatrical Event. The eSpeakers Certified Virtual Host course is an 8-hour live online course led by an experienced instructor.
Learn how to make your meetings engaging, interactive, and fun for attendees, as well as advanced hosting and production tricks in Zoom.
Live Professional Development For
- Teachers leading a class of students
- Coaches facilitating virtual groups
- Speakers presenting to a remote audience
- Managers leading distributed teams
“This far exceeded my expectations. [I] am excited about using what I learned ASAP!”
– David Gouthro
Upcoming 2021 Sessions
Select one of the upcoming sessions:
June 1-2, 2021 full course
August 2-3, 2021 full course
Your investment for this course is $995 USD. This includes 7 hours of live training and the certification assessment. On completion of the training, you’ll be assessed and then receive your badge on success.
“Informative, eye-opening, easing some of my concerns with things I didn’t know how to use, introducing me to ways to smooth presentations with new tools and skills to use.
I would recommend this training to anyone looking to become better at zoom.”
– Dr. Helen Holton
- SECTION 1 – THE PEOPLE
- The 3 types of learners
- Exercises that engage virtually
- Moderating Breakout Rooms
- Conversation-starting questions
- SECTION 2 – THE PLACE
- Backgrounds, lighting, and sound
- Handling digital assets and links
- Sharing screens, videos, recording, and external devices
- Calendar invites and registration
- SECTION 3 – THE PURPOSE
- Icebreakers that invite a momentum of contribution
- Open-ended questions to facilitate deep discussion
- Collaboration techniques for harnesses ideas of the group
- Introspective exercises to align your purpose
- SECTION 4 – WE PRACTICE
- You share videos, whiteboards, desktops, and slides
- We troubleshoot problems together
- You practice until you feel confident
- People love to come to your virtual presentations
- This course is only open to presenters who are an eSpeakers Certified Virtual Presenter (CVP). If you haven’t earned that certificate yet, schedule your assessment here ->
- The course is taught over Zoom and is highly interactive, so you’ll need access to reliable Internet during each session.
You will learn
- Icebreaker exercises to put people at ease
- Lead people to contribute their creativity
- How to automate email reminders and calendar invitations
- Post-event surveys to automate the collection of feedback
- Optimize your computer bandwidth to get the clearest connection
- How to host digital workbooks and share PDF links
- Redirecting attention when the conversation goes off track
- Practice using breakout sessions gracefully
- Checking in and active listening skills
- Avoid the awkwardness of everyone talking at once
- How to train your attendees on using the Zoom tools
- Practical techniques to keep your participants from multitasking
Hands-on practice of the interactive exercises and technical tools you will use to lead a great virtual meeting
Presentations will be recorded, so you can review them later, but this is not meant to be a passive course that you review; it is intended for live participants. Limited to 15 students per cohort.
“The training for the Certified Virtual Host is more than just training. Caelan delivered technical aspects of using Zoom, human interactive tactics to keep the audience engaged and on track as well as 3rd party tools that will enhance any virtual meeting through amazing engagement. The power of this program goes far beyond just knowing how to do a great virtual meeting – this training teaches you how to bring rhythm, information, and engagement to a new level. I learned that just because you can “DO” a virtual meeting – doesn’t mean you’re effectively “DELIVERING” an experience to the audience.”
– Mike Brian
Training Course Outcomes
- You will have a confident online presence that engages attendees, and elevates your presence in a virtual meeting, and builds your confidence, and creates a perception of competence, trust, and credibility.
- You will master the best practices of virtual meetings. When you incorporate the exercises that keep people attentive, enthusiastic, and engaged, you gain more attention.
- Differentiate yourself in a crowded market. You will earn the eSpeakers Certified Virtual Host badge to display on your website, business card, etc.
“I was interested and excited in doing it and learned new and learned what I already knew and really liked my little buddies learning with me….Caelan was patient and I loved that he too made mistakes.”
– Kevin O’Connor, CSP
What you can expect in this program
- Practice using new Zoom meeting options in a supportive community of your peers, before trying them on a live audience.
- Interactive exercises that target Visual, Auditory, and Kinaesthetic learners
- Advanced virtual whiteboard and collaboration techniques
- Engaging activities for collecting contributions from a team
- Practice scheduling and sending calendar invitations
Your Certified Virtual Host Badge
After attending all the sessions of your training course, you have an opportunity to be assessed by your instructor. Record a live meeting that you host where you demonstrate the skills taught in the course. Send the recording to your instructor. If your instructor is satisfied, they will recommend that you are awarded the certificate and the right to use the badge in your marketing.
The badge will be added to your eSpeakers profile automatically, and you will have the right to display the badge on your website, email signature, and other marketing material.
Hi, I’m Caelan Huntress, and I’m a marketing strategist for entrepreneurs. What’s unique about me is that I started my career as an acrobat in the circus. What I’ve learned about earning and retaining attention is reflected in my work as a professional virtual speaker. Because I’m a rare blend of artist and geek, I can also dive deeply into all the tech that makes a virtual meeting work smoothly.
After years of hosting, producing, and engineering live webinars, I have collected and documented dozens of practical techniques for keeping a virtual audience engaged and interested.