Online Tools for Communication, Outreach & Innovation

Workshop One Recording

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Here's how to maximize your results from this program

  • Collaborators

    Find out what your users or colleagues want. Can you build a webinar, site, or online program to fit what they ask for?

  • Q&A

    We want to be on target with your innovation needs. Ask questions!

  • Online Experiment

    This is an experiment with a online tools. Learn by doing. Why not build something online with us?

Online Tools Program Description:

This special series is designed to help you be a more innovative communicator online. Our instructor is Darin Eich, a Madison-based leadership and innovation consultant who has extensively used these tools in his work with clients. You can look over Darin’s shoulder as he uses productive and inexpensive (mostly free) online tools to communicate to deliver and build an online program. We will show you how we do what you will be a part of - a webinar - while we are doing it. We will convert the webinar into an online course or program that you can access again to go at your own pace, or build something of your own when you are ready.

Here is what we will cover over the 4 sessions:
1. How to reach out to your audience, get people to signup, use registration tools, communicate with your audience and find out what they need.
2. How to design a more engaging and collaborative presentation or program that is what your audience wanted (based on the survey). Design your strategy with the online resources available.
3. How to do the presentation or program online or webinar style using tools and tips to make it more engaging and interactive.
4. How to assess what you did with analytics, convert your live program into a "product" or program that can live on and that people keep utilizing and finding value.

This program is for educators, entrepreneurs, communication specialists, managers, leaders, and anyone who would like to take advantage of online tools to be more productive, collaborative, Tech-savvy, and innovative as a communicator. We will keep it simple and present this for an audience who is still in beginner mode, so everyone should be able to gain something they can put to use and get results right away. Our goal is to help you create your own webinar, online program, or website to host it on.

About your Facilitator


Darin Eich is the author of Innovation Step-by-Step and Root Down & Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs.  Darin earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin. Darin is the president and co-founder of and BrainReactions, an innovation consulting company founded by UW students, where he led idea development and innovation projects for organizations like P&G, the United Nations, and the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.

Darin has also been a graduate student and developer of programs at the University of Maryland & William and Mary. Darin’s passion involves helping people to become themselves, find and live their strengths, and become more creative, innovative and successful leaders. Professionally, Darin does projects ranging from hundreds of college speeches to helping institutions develop leadership programs & retreats to facilitating professional brainstorm innovation sessions for the most innovative Fortune 500 companies. Darin is a leadership program consultant to Dartmouth College, the University of Wisconsin, and USA TODAY.

Interested in discussing this or other program ideas? Interested in a coaching session to strategize or get help building an online program or launching a webinar? Email [email protected] today.