What is your personal record for yawning and losing interest in a virtual meeting? Twenty-five seconds? Fifteen seconds? Less?

In today’s world where digital interactions rely on ZOOM, Adobe Connect, WebEx, MS Teams, and other online experiences, the risk is high that learners and audience members will be lost in the blink of an eye.

This is my story. Twelve years ago, I founded TrainingMagNetwork.com. From 2,000 members, we now have 175,000 members. Since then, 35,000 attended my workshops and webinars. If I’ve learned anything over twelve years of leading workshops and webinars, it’s this: If you put them to sleep, you’ll never get them back! That’s why I've made it my personal mission to do my best to engage each and every person who attends one of my events.

Over the years, I’ve developed a number of PRACTICAL methods and approaches to accomplish my mission. These are things you can learn today and apply tomorrow and I’ve packed them all into this workshop.

So what’s one tip that I’d share right off the top? Speak from your HEART! You must communicate your passion. You must BE your passion! All other methods and techniques I share in this workshop flow from being your true passionate self. I will help you discover the passionate part of you so you can inspire, teach, move and help others.


Ray Jimenez, PhD

Join me in the workshop.

In this workshop, you will learn to:

  • Discover and build your passion around topics and ideas you want to impart to your learners and audiences
  • Deliver your virtual facilitation and presentation to help learners take action and apply ideas quickly
  • Engage, motivate, and inspire learners in your sessions
  • Build skills by going through a personalized coaching and mentoring process
  • Use various templates, tools, exercises, prototypes, and demos to create a reference library and advance your skills

  • How to discover your true passionate you
  • How to use this passion to fire-up your learners and audiences
  • How to “speak from your heart” and move others to your passion
  • How to use passion-driven techniques and methods so you are genuine
  • How to be perceived as sincere, helpful, friendly, attentive, enthusiastic, results driven
  • How to rid yourself of self-doubt and focus on contributions

  • Why your learners seek out and follow passionate facilitators
  • How to find your learners’ needs and provide them high impact ideas
  • How to inspire learners by helping them identify their passions in their jobs
  • How to help learners do the “sustainable learning”

  • How to determine why no one really cares about your content and what to do about it
  • How to add compelling context to your facilitation and presentation
  • How to surgically make over your content presentation
  • How to show your passion in your presentations
  • What habits to develop to never run out of provocative ideas
  • How to find a true passion even in very boring, technical, compliance and mundane topics

  • How to prepare, practice and deliver virtual sessions that arouse passion in others
  • How to use the art and scientific methods of “mirroring reflections” facilitation
  • Why it is important that learners must also be facilitators and contributors in your sessions
  • How to translate passion into images, words, metaphors, anecdotes, mini-stories, memes
  • How to deliver a “no-lecture” webinar
  • How to use your voice, facial expressions, appearance, (and even your accent) to your advantage
  • How to use conversations in facilitation to immerse learners

  • How to find your presentation and facilitation style and strengths and select technologies that enhances them
  • How to know when technology gets in the way of passionate facilitation
  • How to do sample, provocative, passionate virtual sessions - without the glitter of too much technologies
  • What tools and methods to communicate passionate vision and actions

The workshop is highly interactive, engaging, and deep in learning. Participants will participate in three live ZOOM virtual (1.5 hours each) sessions. Participants will also submit small exercise documents to translate ideas into actual applications.

Participants may join small groups and/or individualized coaching sessions. They will also review guides and checklists. Participants will use their smart phones to create mini self videos that demonstrate application of new skills. The videos will be submitted to the workshop website. Participants will receive feedback and suggestions before, during, and after the coaching sessions. The coaching sessions aim for application and building skills.

We show, exemplify and make you see and experience on how the ideas are done. We promise not to lecture on being passionate.

The workshop is for everyone, however, participants should have at least delivered a few webinars and virtual sessions. The workshop is especially helpful for those who are subject matter experts, presenters, trainers, coaches and mentors, facilitators, teachers, and speakers.

About Ray Jimenez, PhD - Lead Facilitator, Mentor and Coach

Ray is a master webinar presenter. He makes participants alive, active, engaged, at ease, learning – never a dull moment.”

Ray is the architect and strategist of the webinar community TrainingMagNetwork. In partnership with Training Magazine, Ray’s team has grown TrainingMagNetwork to 150,000 members with hundreds of webinars.

Ray Jimenez, Ph.D., spent 15 years with Coopers & Lybrand in the areas of management consulting and implementation of learning technology solutions. Ray is the author of 3-Minute e-Learning, Scenario-Based Learning, Do-It-Yourself eLearning,Story Impacts Learning and Performance eBook and an upcoming book, Story-Based eLearning Design. Ray has worked with American Bankers Association, Neiman Marcus, the U.S. Air Force, NASA, Blue Cross, Goodwill Industries, Pixar Studios, Edison Missing Group, Dendreon, Netafim, Progressive Insurance, Bridgepoint Education, California Institute of Technology to name a few.

He is the Chief Learning Architect for www.VignettesLearning.com. Ray teaches at the University of California, Irvine, University of Texas Southwest Medical Center, Dallas, Assumption University, Bangkok and Open Learning University, Hong Kong. He is a sought-after expert and workshop facilitator for Training Magazine, eLearning Guild and ATD Conferences. Ray has authored and developed hundreds of Story-Based eLearning lessons including Story Impacts, Vignettes, Storytakes and Micro-Scenarios.

Webinar participants describe Ray as “fun,” “engaging,” “technically savvy,” “provocative,” “inspiring,” and “has depth and experience in Story-Based Webinar Design.

Mentors and Co-Presenters




For More Information

For interested participants outside of the US with inquiry regarding time differences, please let us know so we can assist you further. Thank you.

April 2021 WORKSHOP 

Whole Group Main Session Date: Virtual Zoom Sessions

Session 1 - April 22, 2021
Session 2 - April 29, 2021
Session 3 - May 06, 2021

Fallback Date : May 07, 2021
(In case a session is moved due to technical issues.)

Session Time

8:30 am - 10:30 am - Pacific
9:30 am - 11:30 am - Mountain
10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Central
11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Eastern

For participants from other time zones similar to these:
Singapore - 11:30 pm - 1:00 am SGT
London - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm BST

Small Group / Individual Coaching Sessions : Virtual Zoom Sessions

Coaching 1 - April 27, 2021
Coaching 2 - April 30, 2021
Coaching 3 - May 04, 2021
Coaching 4 - May 07, 2021

Fallback Date : May 10, 2021
(In case a session is moved due to technical issues.)

Coaching Times

11:00 am - 12:00 am - Pacific
12:00 am - 01:00 am - Mountain
01:00 am - 02:00 pm - Central
02:00 am - 03:00 pm - Eastern

For participants from other time zones similar to these:
Singapore - 11:30 pm - 1:00 am SGT
London - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm BST

For interested participants outside of the US. Please click on this link to see time conversion example and find your related time. Thank you.

Please email us to let us know how we can help with special arrangements and mentoring support. Kindly provide us with details to better assist you.


One participant - $750.00


20% Special Early Bird Discount
(Valid for registrations up to 45 days before the workshop)

10% Early Bird Discount
(Valid for registrations beyond the special early bird period up to 30 days before the workshop)

Other Discounts:
10% for the second participant from the same company attending the same workshop sessions
5% Government/Non-profit Discount
Please contact us for assistance.

Group Attendance

Group discount for several participants, or attending both workshops.
Special format and design and discounts if you have a small group of 6 or more
Please contact us for assistance.

Participants will receive these resources:

  • Passion Impact Checklist and Assessment
  • Passion Inventory Questionnaire
  • Provocative Content Conversion Template
  • Your Impact as Passionate Facilitator
  • Selecting Technologies to Fit You Approach
  • Do-it-Yourself Studio Production Checklist and References
  • Website with links to virtual studio production tools

Attend the workshop and get a copy of Ray's new book containing 101 points on how to be a Passionate Virtual Facilitator

50 micro-videos

Attend the workshop and you will see 50 micro-videos and snippets from Ray’s actual virtual sessions. The videos show Ray in action. This is a great resource for modeling and reference.

Build a Studio - Watch Ray's Production Studio

Special Feature
Ray will show participants how he has converted his garage into a makeshift studio. Learn tips on using microphones, sound, music, green screens, backgrounds, software, stylish Zoom production, sound proofing, backgrounds, others. A website will provide links to video instructions, software choices, and others. This special feature will save you countless of hours by avoiding all the trial and error and costs.


If you have more than 10 facilitators and presenters, please contact us to learn more on how you can obtain the license to the “Passionate Virtual Facilitator and Presenter Online Workshop and Coaching.” Contact us!

In-House Workshops

For a group of 6 or more participants, please contact us for special pricing and benefits. Contact us!


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