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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How to Scale Your Webinar Audience From 10 to 1000 Attendees

Webinar hosting is a powerful and proven marketing resource. Executives in virtually every field can integrate webinar services into their business development strategy to broaden brand recognition, strengthen existing partnerships, and establish (or reinforce) their organization as an industry authority. Most importantly, webinar attendees can associate a human face and name with your company, instantly making it more relatable to consumers and affiliates alike. Despite the extensive advantages offered by webinar software, many speakers still struggle to optimize results with their overall participation totals. This goes far beyond simply boosting registration numbers. Increasing your webinar attendees isn’t just about getting participants to signup…it’s also about ensuring they actually show up. It can be a common occurrence for people to register for an event, only to pull a no-show on actual broadcast day for a wide range of reasons. Scheduling conflicts, forgetting about the discussion, or […]

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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 […]

Webinar Hosting Tactics for Educators

The 10 Best Webinar Tactics for Educators

Whether you’re looking to supplement in-person classes with online alternatives or you just want to reach a larger audience, webinar hosting is an extremely powerful tool for educators. Before you begin hosting, though, make sure you use the following proven tactics to ensure webinar success.     Understand What Your Target Market Wants Webinar hosting is a lot like designing a product or writing a book. You need to know what your market wants or you’ll soon be very, very disappointed (and possibly even out a sizable amount of money). As an educator, you have at least one area of expertise. Inside of that expertise, there are a number of different topics you could teach. Before you pick one, though, it is critical do some market research. Of all the topics you could teach, which ones would be valued the most amongst […]

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How to Pick the Right Webinar Software

A successful webinar can produce any number of benefits for your company. Organizations often utilize webinar software as part of their sales funnel or as an effective way to build their authority. While there are many ways to host an amazing webinar, high-quality webinar software isn’t enough to ensure the outcome you want. There are several other factors to consider before choosing a software that fits your needs. Ease-of-Use Many of these metrics are going to be unique to your company. In other words, the right webinar software for one organization may not be right for yours. Ease-of-use is a good example of this. Obviously, the success of your webinars will largely hinge on how well you and/or your staff are able to operate the software you chose. In some situations, you’ll need the easiest possible webinar software to operate. Perhaps, […]

Successful and Easy Webinar Hosting

The Keys to Hosting a Successful Webinar

Webinar hosting isn’t as easy as it often looks. Truly successful webinars are the result of detailed planning and practice. However, no matter how much time it takes on the part of those hosting the event, when done correctly, it’s always worth it. If you’re hoping to host a webinar in the near future, consider the following advice.     Decide on a Promising Webinar Topic Whatever you do, don’t “go with your gut.” This is often very tempting because people naturally – and understandably – assume that they know their market well enough that no brainstorming is required. To begin thinking about your topic, consider where it is your market already goes for news and information. There are probably a few popular sites in your industry that would be great for researching your idea. Go through their archives with […]

Best in Show: Top 10 BigMarker Webinars of 2016

Best in Show: The Top 10 BigMarker Webinars of 2016

Our work at BigMarker focuses on empowering people to discover, understand, and carry forward great ideas and perspectives from around the world. From the thousands of hours of content we accumulated in 2016, a handful of webinars and web events stood out to us as something special that needed to be shared. Check out our top 10 picks for this year’s best webinars below! 1. How to Hire Employees Without Spending Money or Giving Up Equity Host: 1871 Overview: Learn how to hire employees, independent contractors, and advisors without spending money or giving up equity. This workshop provides startup owners with a guide to using “trigger” contracts to hire talented employees and independent contractors that doesn’t require them to give up cash or equity. These contracts are great tools for founders that want to protect their equity for future financing, maintain their current co-founder […]