The Pros and Cons of Hosting an Automated Webinar

The Pros and Cons of Hosting an Automated Webinar

When it comes to hosting a webinar, you have two main options: you can do it live or you can record it and play it for viewers later. Before you make a selection, keep reading about the pros and cons of the latter version, an automated webinar. What Is an Automated Webinar? Before we jump right into things, let’s make sure everyone is on the same page about the definition of an automated webinar. Simply put, an automated webinar is a webinar that is prerecorded. Therefore, it’s not “live” when people see it. As you can then continue playing it whenever you like (e.g. based on actions from another person), it’s referred to as an automated webinar. Pro: You Can Use It Again and Again This leads nicely to our first pro of using an automated webinar, which is that […]

How to Create a Successful Webinar Landing Page

How to Create a Successful Webinar Landing Page

Are you planning to host a webinar in the near future? If so, you probably know there are a number of elements that go into doing this successfully. While it’s not a part of the actual presentation, your webinar landing page will play a huge role in whether or not this important form of content is successful.   The Importance of a High-Quality Webinar Landing Page Before we start showing you how to create a successful webinar landing page, let’s really quickly cover why it’s so important. After all, putting together a webinar is a lot of work, especially the first time you do it. By the time you finish putting together your presentation, you may feel tempted to simply slap together a webinar landing page so you can start promoting it ASAP. We really advise you against this, though. Your […]

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The Guide to Effectively Promoting Your Webinars on Social Media

Are you planning to integrate webinar hosting into your marketing strategy? If so, you’re going to need to learn how to effectively promote webinars on social media and other online mediums if you want to get the attention of a large audience. While promoting content on social media may seem easy, make sure you understand the following tips before embarking so you can make the most out of these online platforms. It All Begins with What You’re Going to Cover Webinars always have to have a compelling topic. This shouldn’t just be some requirement you check off your list, though. You should take plenty of time to decide on this topic, because it’s going to make or break your webinar hosting efforts. The good news is that social media will provide you with plenty of guidance on what makes a solid webinar hosting topic. […]

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The 11 Best Webcams for Video Conferencing

A lot goes into making the most out of your video conferencing duties. For one thing, you need to put together well-organized and interesting content. Of course, then you need to deliver it flawlessly. There’s also all the work that goes into marketing the conference and making sure people actually show up to it. However, you can tick the box on every one of these video conferencing requirements and still end up with a mess if you forget about the key ingredient: your webcam. Maybe you’ve seen someone else suffer through this experience. Their video conference is perfect, but the image isn’t crisp. Sadly, you may have even found out the hard way – after your conference was done and you watched the recording – that the camera you entrusted with your video conferencing needs didn’t do a very good […]

5 Things You Must Do Before Hosting Your First Webinar

5 Things You Must Do Before Hosting Your First Webinar

Hosting a webinar is a project that should take careful thought, deliberation and focus – all of which involve time. You’re not doing your company a favor by haphazardly throwing together a webinar presentation and hoping it all goes well. Taking the time to prepare for a first webinar that you can be proud of, and leaves your audience engaged and excited should be your end-game. It’s important to remember that a webinar is not for you, it is for people watching the webinar. Putting together a webinar sounds scary, particularly if it’s your first time! You’re not sure where to start, what to say or how do properly get your message across. We put together a list of 5 things you must do before hosting your first webinar. Each of these steps will help you focus on the people attending […]

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8 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Free Trial on a Webinar Platform

Having a webinar program as part of your marketing or customer success initiatives is a big deal! It means you are making a concerted effort in getting in front of your prospects and clients to speak to their needs and provide quality information. Making the decision to have a webinar program is the easy part but selecting a platform to start your free trial can be difficult. To help optimize your search we’re sharing our top tips for making the most out of free webinar hosting during your trial. Before you choose a software, make time to research all the best webinar solutions on the market. There are a bunch of companies out there offering free webinar hosting as part of their trial period! With a little bit of research, you’ll no doubt come away with a list of 3-4 webinar […]

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Webinar Hosting Mistakes You’re Probably Making and How to Avoid Them

Quality webinars are great for building up an audience, selling products and services and getting your name out there. However, if you don’t avoid the following mistakes, your webinar will be more trouble than it’s worth. Not Hosting Webinars If you’re here reading this, you’re probably not going to make this mistake, so we’ll keep it quick. If you’re here because you’re thinking about hosting a webinar but aren’t sure if you should, we would heartily recommend it. Any time you can leverage another form of media – whether it’s webinar hosting, infographics, podcasts, etc. – you stand to win in a big way. You now have one more channel for reaching your audience. Sure, it might make you nervous at first, but that’s no reason to write off webinar hosting entirely. You’d hate to find out that it was […]

How to Host Webinars on a Small Marketing Budget

How to Host Webinars on a Small Marketing Budget

Are you interested in integrating webinars into your content marketing strategy but feel limited by a small marketing budget? Fortunately, you don’t need a large budget to host effective webinars. Below, we’re going to give you simple tips for hosting a successful webinar, even if you have a limited budget. Pick Cost-Effective Webinar Software This should come as no surprise, but if you go with expensive webinar software, then you’re going be straining your small marketing budget before you even start hosting. Luckily, it isn’t very hard to find affordable webinar software that fits your marketing needs and budget. There are plenty of solutions out there that are similar to, and often better than the most expensive webinar tools on the market. Webinar platforms like BigMarker offer plans and pricing that can fit a diverse range of budgets without compromising on features. Still, […]

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5 Ways to Host More Effective, Engaging Webinars

Webinar software grants the unique opportunity to connect with the masses instantly, making it an effective way to expedite the impact of any specific message. However, if you want your audience to retain your message it is imperative to structure a presentation that encourages attendee interaction. In this article we will share five tips for hosting more effective, engaging webinars. Know The Challenges Associated With Video Conferencing Solutions Despite the many benefits offered by webinar hosting, it’s important to remember that this particular medium is still, at its core, a meeting. Like other meeting formats, web conferencing often faces one formidable opponent: distraction. Attendees of both virtual and live gatherings face a multitude of potential disruptions at any given moment, and often simultaneously. Incoming emails, text messages, and phone calls can inundate your audience throughout your time together, tempting them to tune […]