If you want to grow your business and connect with your clients, then it’s time you thought of hosting live webinars. Live events are exciting to those who attend and allow you interaction with clients. Here are 4 tips to get you started with your webinar service.
Whichever webinar service provider you choose, make use of the videos, tutorials and training manuals that service offers. Those guides will ensure that you know your webinar software inside and out. If your webinar provider offers in-person training, take them up on it. The more training you receive with your new webinar service the better!
Make sure that your office technology matches the specifications that the webinar service providers specify. Practice using your new webinar software. Practice on colleagues in the office or with family at home. Practice as a presenter and as a listener. Record yourself to see how you sound. Make sure you are ready for questions from your audience when hosting a live webinar; don’t let yourself be caught off guard.
Collaborating on live webinar events makes your material more exciting to the audience and helps to increase your conversation rate. No one wants to listen to the same person talk for two hours. Having a co-presenter also helps; one person can answer questions and another to take care of any technical things going on in the background. It may also give you some level of comfort to know you are not alone. A co-presenter might also spark interest from different demographics and help you gain more participants and market your webinar to a wider audience.
You need visuals when hosting a webinar. Make sure your webinar service lets you use many different types of visual formats. You don’t want to just read your PowerPoint slides to your audience. Throw in fun graphs and images. Show graphs, graphics and slides of interest pertaining to your webinar. Make sure you are adept in toggling back and forth between different pictures and slides. If you are presenting have a picture of yourself at the beginning of the webinar. It will help make a connection between you and your audience.
If you don’t interact with your audience during your webinar event, you will lose their attention. Keep them engaged. Ask questions during the presentation; don’t wait until the end to address your guests. Encourage them to ask questions through whatever means the webinar platform offers and answer them during the webinar. If your webinar service allows, try and have some discussion where attendees can talk with each other. Run a poll during your webinar and then in real-time give the results of the poll.
Webinars can be an advantage to your business if given correctly. Using these tips should help you in having a successful webinar presentation.