What To Expect Before, During, And After You Host Your First Webinar

What To Expect Before, During, And After Your First Webinar

A well-executed first webinar can boost your brand exposure, inform a designated consumer group, and deliver your marketing messages to a targeted demographic. The powerful combination of content, graphics, and a live, interactive exchange of data can convert prospects into actual sales as well as grant your audience an up close look at everything your business has to offer. Despite the many benefits offered by webinars, many entrepreneurs still hesitate to host their first webinar simply because they aren’t sure what to expect throughout the entire process. They worry they won’t know how to adequately prep, execute, and follow up, so they opt to leave webinar hosting out of their marketing mix altogether. Don’t let fear of the unknown prevent you from reaping the benefits of running your first webinar; know what to expect before, during, and after so you […]

How and when you should be hosting a webinar q&a session

Why and How to Host a Q&A Session During Your Webinar

Live webinars offer a model forum for speakers to deliver information and innovation to the masses, all in a single online session. However, many webinar presenters miss out on one key advantage of real-time communication: audience interaction. To avoid losing the interest of your participants, hosting a webinar Q&A session is an excellent way to engage your audience.   The Why: Benefits Of Hosting a Webinar Q&A Session During Your Webinar   More often than not, webinar hosts simply run through their slides and notecards, hoping that their message somehow sticks without encouraging a dialogue with listeners. In other words, they talk at the audience, rather than with them. As a result, they miss out on the chance to make a meaningful connection with the listeners and may risk losing their attention before the presentation ends.     Generating an intentional webinar Q&A dialogue between you […]

Creative ways to repurpose your webinar recording

11 Creative Ways to Repurpose Your Webinar Recording

Have you finished a high-quality webinar recording? If so, it’s important that you don’t rest on your laurels. Be sure to use the following 11 methods for getting even more from it. Post a Transcript of the Webinar This isn’t necessarily a “creative” way to repurpose your webinar recording, but it’s important enough to do that we’re going to bring it up here just in case. Webinars are great and can help your company in all kinds of ways. However, one potential drawback would be that your webinar recording doesn’t do a lot for SEO purposes. Google definitely loves that you went to the trouble of using a different form of media on your site, but it can’t do a whole lot to understand what your webinar recording is about past the title. The result is that your rank in […]

10 Best Practices for Preparing Your Guest Webinar Speakers

10 Best Practices for Preparing Your Guest Webinar Speakers

When planning a webinar, a crucial piece for pulling off a successful event is adequately preparing your guest webinar speakers for all the possibilities that come with a live production. We’ve put together a list of 10 best practices to thoroughly prepare your webinar speakers before, during and after the webinar.   Best Practice #1: Schedule practice sessions for each webinar Practice makes perfect! Three to four dry-runs might be overkill for a reoccurring webinar, but for each brand-new webinar, if you are not making changes and updates after each dry-run, you’re not collaborating enough. Dry-runs are the time to find all the gaps in content, ensure the presentation is smoothly transitioning throughout the entirety of the webinar and see if the webinar speakers have any issues with managing the webinar platform or connecting to audio.   Best Practice #2: Coach […]

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 […]