Are you looking to hold meetings off site then hosting a webinar is a great way to accomplish this. Webinars are also fabulous ways to market your products, services, and more. It’s convenient for your attendess they don’t have to leave their home because they can attend right in front of their computer.
With an online webinar you only need concern yourself with the content of your webinar presentation and allowing attendees to watch and participate from the comfort of their home. They no longer need to come out of pocket for traveling expenses and you don’t have to worry about organizing around food or your attendees comfort.
Important factors to consider when planning your webinar (strategy):
What will your topic be– Create an outline of what you want to present to the attendees at your webinar. This way you will know what you will present and not wing it. Do have a call to action for your attendees.
Choosing your guest presenters – Know who will be your presenters, if there will be more than one presenter, or just you — this is important information to have before choosing technology, not all webinar services make provisions for guest presenters. Have an schedule so you know how long each participant will have to present, making sure they know how much time they have, and format, and whether they are allowed to sell or only point to their website for more information. So be very clear with these details for your guest presenters.
Choose your Webinar Service and Software – Once you know your topic and how many presenters you will have then you will need some web conferencing software which is technology that allows you to have live meetings over the Internet. Your attendees and presenters will log into a secure URL to participate. Some examples are:
Did you Practice –Have you heard the saying practice makes perfect? Once you have settled on the technology that you will use, practice using it until the day of the webinar. Using it for the first time the night of the event could be disasterous. Each software is different so you want to be comfortable with your choice. If you do practice you might find that you change your choice of software as you go along.
Make sure that you have practiced possible troubleshooting issues such as guests not being able to sign in, speakers having trouble signing in, sound issues and more. You need to know whether using wireless causes issues and which browser work best with your software of choice this is all in addition to practicing the art of presenting.
How will your promote – Everyone of your guest presenters should promote the webinar through their own lists, put it in their contracts. You should do this as well to your own lists. Start marketing as soon as you have chosen your technology so that people have a chance to read about your webinar multiple times. Here are some ways to promote your webinar:
Pay Per Click
Social Media Platforms