Tips and Tricks for Keeping Your Online Audience Engaged Throughout Your Entire Webinar

Tips and Tricks for Keeping Your Online Audience Engaged Throughout Your Entire Webinar

Webinars offer an ideal way to connect with an online audience that often surpasses live gatherings, which makes them the meeting of choice for many. This is especially true for speakers motivated to connect with as many participants as possible in a single gathering. However, keeping an online audience engaged can be tricky. That’s why we’re sharing some of our key tips and tricks for keeping an online audience engaged throughout your entire webinar. Identifying the Challenges Although webinars offer significant benefits over live meetings, it’s important to remember that there are some unique challenges to consider when presenting a webinar to an online audience. With a screen (and potentially hundreds of miles) between you and listeners, zoning out during a webinar can be commonplace amongst an online audience. Simply pushing the mute button on a session is all it takes to […]

Prepare and Manage a Webinar Panel Discussion

The Keys To Preparing And Managing A Webinar Panel Discussion

A successful webinar seamlessly incorporates several audio and visual components for a collective final presentation that builds sustainable brand exposure, recognition, and loyalty. Slides, graphics, images, Q&A sessions and live webinar panel discussions are just some of the many segments you may find in an effective webinar. Today, we’re focusing our attention on webinar panel discussions. Webinar panel discussions deliver extensive audience influence and session value, which makes them an incredibly valuable form of content. However, the thought of coordinating schedules and planning an outline for multiple presenters can even overwhelm seasoned webinar hosts. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. Continue reading for a compiled a list of easy-to-follow tips and tricks to help you plan and execute a successful webinar panel discussion. Phase I: Plan For Success With a Webinar Panel Discussion Before the Event   Knowing a few tips […]

12 Webinar Statistics You Need to Know Before Hosting Your Next Online Event

12 Webinar Statistics You Need to Know Before Hosting Your Next Online Event

If you’ve never hosted a webinar before, it can be tough knowing where to start. To help navigate the webinar hosting process, we’ve compiled the 12 most important webinar statistics to know below. These webinar statistics will help guide you through hosting a webinar that attracts attendees and makes them glad they viewed your presentation. 1. Your Webinar Should Be Between 30 and 45 Minutes Long Before you pick your webinar topic, it’s important to consider the first entry on our list of important webinar statistics: webinar audiences prefer attending webinars that run between 30 and 40 minutes long. As shown in the above graph, webinar statistics show that 41% of attendees prefer attending 30 minute-long webinars and 44% of attendees prefer webinars to last 45 minutes. These webinar statistics also show that only 5% of webinar attendees prefer webinars that last just 20 minutes and only 10% want to […]

Hacks for Crafting a Killer Webinar Presentation - Webinar PowerPoint Design

Hacks for Crafting a Killer Webinar Presentation – Part 2: Webinar PowerPoint Design

This blog is “part two” of a two-part series that details steps to take to develop a killer webinar presentation. Part one covered best practices for developing the content for your presentation, and this blog will include hacks for designing the webinar PowerPoint presentation, best practices for placing your content on slides and then tips for adding images. If you haven’t read part one yet, check it out here. I will be referring to it often.   Designing your webinar PowerPoint Presentation PowerPoint is a powerful tool and has more features that you probably ever considered. You don’t need to be a designer to build a professional, sleek webinar PowerPoint presentation. You just need to have a little bit of creativity and patience. If your company doesn’t have a corporate PowerPoint template that you must use for your webinars, you […]

Hacks for Crafting a Killer Webinar Presentation - The Webinar Content

Hacks for Crafting a Killer Webinar Presentation – Part 1: The Webinar Content

Crafting a killer webinar presentation is not simple, but with this two-part blog series, you will have the perfect tutorial at your fingertips to learn how to craft your very own killer webinar presentation that delivers results. This blog series is ideal for those who want to host webinars, but don’t have the budget for an in-house content writer or graphic designer to help pull together killer webinar presentations. The good news is, you don’t need that in-house expertise! As long as you or someone internally is an expert on the content topic you wish to speak about, you can still pull off a professional webinar presentation that will be sure to impress. A webinar presentation utilizes a PowerPoint 99.9% of the time unless you are hosting a webinar demo of a software platform. This PowerPoint presentation is the focus […]

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 to Give Effective Marketing Presentations During a Webinar

How to Deliver Effective Marketing Presentations During a Webinar

Effective marketing presentations are the backbone of most companies’ sales force, especially in the B2B world. Organizations rely on these presentations to get their markets excited about the services and/or products they have to offer. Nowadays, many of these marketing presentations are given over webinars. While these can prove to be very effective mediums, you need to make sure you understand what it takes to make the most of them. In this article, we’re going to discuss some of the differences between traditional and webinar presentations and also give you lots of tips specific to the latter.   Consider the Differences Involved in Hosting a Webinar When most people are worried about putting together effective marketing presentations, they’re thinking about the kind you do in person. A webinar is going to be much different. Even if it’s live and you’re […]

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 […]

Learn how a compelling webinar invitation and email marketing can increase lead generation

How to Craft a Compelling Webinar Invitation to Drive Webinar Registrations

Putting together a webinar can typically take hours of work and collaboration with your team and webinar speakers. Not putting in the same level effort for your email webinar promotions is doing a disservice towards all this initial effort. The whole idea of a webinar is presenting to an audience. With that, you need people! And that starts with a compelling webinar invitation. Typically, webinar invitations are done via email. You can also invite people to your webinar via social media campaigns, pay-per-click campaigns in AdWords and LinkedIn, or word-of-mouth. The webinar invitation has an opportunity to be seen by thousands and thousands of people, yet it is sometimes the piece of the webinar planning that is overlooked and rushed. Email inboxes are flooded each day, or even every hour at this point with emails trying to encourage you to […]

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 […]